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Attempted murder trial hears gory testimony Jane Seyd

A man who was involved in the criminal underworld described in court this week how he was attacked with a hammer and had his eyes gouged out after he tried to blackmail people who ran a marijuana grow-op in North Vancouver.

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RCMP Const. Marlies Dick, police officers, volunteers and special Olympians leave the North Vancouver RCMP detachment on East 14th Street Wednesday on their way to meet up with their West Vancouver Police Department counterparts during the B.C. Law Enforcement Torch Run in aid of Special Olympics B.C. The North Van detachment raised more than $1,200 for the cause this year.

Ronald Perry, 68, described in horrific detail how he was violently beaten inside a Norgate area bungalow by two men on Sept. 2, 2009. Perry had gone to the house to try to make a deal with the boss of a criminal gang who was angry at him for his earlier involvement in a grow-rip of a marijuana operation in Lions Bay in November 2006. Perry described being attacked by two men in the house, including being hit with a hammer. At one point, he said he was pinned to a couch and one of the men reached around from behind and gouged out Perry’s eyes with his fingers. “I didn’t even realize my eye had been torn out at that point. I didn’t feel it,” he said. “He said, ‘I’m going to pop it like a grape.’” Robin Landrew Pryce, 42, of Surrey and Paul Joseph Defaveri, 50, of Squamish, are both on trial for the attempted murder and aggravated assault See Grow-rip page 5

Seniors need own N. Shore shelter

Jen St. Denis

THE District of West Vancouver needs to step up and make elder abuse and homelessness a priority, says an advocate for the elderly. The issue “hasn’t moved forward with West Vancouver,” said Leya Eguchi, a social worker with Hollyburn Family Services Society. “They’re still only saying, ‘OK, this is a need; it would be nice if we could do something.’ But that’s it. Whereas the City (and District)


Family services say North Van doing more than West Van to help

of North Vancouver have stepped up a bit more with resources.” Eguchi, Amanda Brown of Vancouver Coastal Health and Jane Osborne of North Shore Adults Support Network went to Monday night’s West Vancouver council meeting to urge the municipality to make the issue a priority. Unlike women’s or youth shelters, no transition housing exists on

the North Shore for seniors who need to escape abusive situations. The need is there, said Eguchi, because just as many elderly men as women experience abuse, and because elderly women are often uncomfortable in women’s shelters. Hollyburn opened a single unit of such housing this month, available to seniors for three months at a time. The suite is funded through a combination of funds from a federal homelessness partnering strategy, B.C. Housing and the United Way. The society would like to purchase a four- to six-bedroom house


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PROTESTERS who descended on North Vancouver MP Andrew Saxton’s office on the weekend say their actions weren’t just about stopping a piece of legislation, but about protecting Canada as we know it. The 100 or so demonstrators who appeared outside Saxton’s West Third Street office Saturday were part of a larger nationwide action organized by an advocacy group called to oppose the passage of the Conservative government’s Bill C-38. The 450-page ominibus budget legislation, in addition to enacting this year’s federal budget, contains amendments to dozens of other laws touching on everything from species at risk to old-age pensions to the role of the auditor general. The opponents who NEWS photo Kevin Hill gathered on the weekend said that taken collectively, the PROTESTERS listen to speeches denouncing the Conservative government’s omnibus package of legislation, changes would alter the fabric Bill C-38, during a rally outside of North Vancouver MP Andrew Saxton’s West Third Street office Saturday. of our country. that are willing to invest sometimes hundreds of scenes to revisit its plan. “The budget bill isn’t really “We have heard from private conversations millions of dollars, we’re giving them certainty as to a budget bill,” said Jamie Biggar, executive director of, who attended the local rally. “It’s a that quite a few Conservative MPs have significant a timeline.” In fact there will even be some improvements, sweeping agenda to remake Canadian society. It’s reservations about this bill, but at this point still feel undemocratic for all these changes to be put together compelled to vote for it,” he said. “We feel it’s our he argued, pointing to new powers of enforcement job to keep turning out more Canadians and turning attached to the Environmental Assessment Act. in one bill and then rushed through Parliament.” Just because the bill’s big, doesn’t mean it hasn’t Of particular concern to the leadnow group, and up the pressure.” But in an interview with the North Shore News been debated, said Saxton. to numerous other organizations who have spoken “It’s had the most scrutiny and the most debate up in recent weeks, are a list of provisions they say Tuesday, Saxton made it clear that he, for one, had in the House as well as in committee that any budget no intention of changing his mind. will gut the country’s environmental regulations. “I will definitely be supporting this with my vote,” bill has had in the last 20 years.” “There are some really significant changes that This week, federal opposition parties announced have been made to the Fisheries Act in particular he said. “This is a big bill; it’s a big bill because we’ve that nobody has had time to fully study yet,” said got a lot of work ahead of us, and we’ve got a lot they planned to hold hundreds of votes on Biggar. “We believe (they) will make it much easier of legislation that has to be passed. . . . This is our amendments to the legislation in coming days — all to do damaging development around ecologically plan to go forward (and) to create jobs and create of them confidence votes —in an effort to trip up the government and cause its defeat. important streams and habitat that support salmon economic growth.” If those efforts fail, and if the bill later makes it Concerns about the changes to environmental in B.C.” through the Senate, Biggar said his group will open To stop the changes, leadnow is hoping to recruit regulation are overblown, said Saxton. “We’re streamlining the process,” he said, a wider front. 13 “hero” MPs — North Vancouver’s Saxton among “Basically, it will be the launch of a new prothem — to join the cause and prevent the bill’s referring to a provision requiring assessments to be democracy movement in Canada,” he said. “We’ve passage. Since the vote will be considered a vote of complete within two years. “We don’t expect the environmental process will got some really passionate people who are deeply confidence, it’s unlikely Conservatives will oppose it in Parliament, said Biggar, but it might be possible be compromised in any way; what we’re doing is troubled by the direction the country is being to convince some to persuade their party behind the giving certainty to those companies and corporations taken.”

St. Edmund’s to host open house on McEvoy Park use

MEMBERS of the public will have the chance to weigh in on a proposal to give St. Edmund’s elementary students priority access to McEvoy Park during school hours in exchange for the Catholic school funding improvements to the park.

The park, at Jones Avenue and Sixth Street, is adjacent to the school. The improvements would include a new playground and fencing built to city standards. Council voted May 28 to gather public feedback on the proposal at an open house to be hosted by St. Edmund’s. Comments gathered at the open house will be used by council when making a decision. The open house has been scheduled for June 14 at the school between 3 and 7 p.m. — Brent Richter

Provincial, federal partners needed: Soprovich

WV Family Place short of funds A refuge for young West Vancouver families is facing a $30,000 shortfall, councillors learned Monday.

Hollyburn Family Services operates West Van Family Place, a drop-in program for parents with young children. The centre provides a safe place for kids to play together and offers parents advice and support. The program receives a mix of funds from the province, municipal grants from all three North Shore municipalities, and drop-in fees. But for the past few years, operating costs have exceeded revenues, said Hollyburn’s executive director Alan Kwinter in a presentation to West Vancouver council. Coun. Bill Soprovich asked why the $3 drop-in fee parents pay every time they visit the program couldn’t be raised. “These families, they don’t arrive in Rolls Royces,” said Paul Tutsch, vice-president of

Hollyburn’s board of directors. Linda McGinn, co-ordinator of West Van Family Place, said most family place programs throughout the Lower Mainland do not charge a drop-in fee at all. “There are a number of families who comment that even $3 is too much for them,” said McGinn. The program is much more than a place where kids and parents can go on rainy days. Program staff identify children with developmental delays, and refer them “quickly and easily” to appropriate services, said McGinn. Workers also build trust with families, to the point where some parents have confided they are in an abusive relationship. “Services like this are vital,” said Coun. Craig Cameron. “It’s certainly something this affluent community should be able to afford.” District staff will be working with West Van Family Place to find solutions to the funding shortfall. — Jen St. Denis

that would be open to both men and women, said Eguchi. The house would preferably have a separate area, like a basement suite, for women who are uncomfortable living with men. The facility would be staffed with a support worker 24 hours a day. The co-ed model for seniors is already used in a few other North American cities, said Eguchi. In a telephone interview after the meeting, Eguchi expressed frustration that West Vancouver has been “less engaged.” “Everyone’s interested in the topic, but the city and district (of North Vancouver) are really making an effort to find a place . . . they’re actively searching,” said Eguchi. Census figures released this week show that of the three North Shore municipalities, West Vancouver has the highest number of seniors, with more than 25 per cent of West Vancouver residents aged 65 or older. North Shore seniors are often asset rich but cash poor, said Brown during the presentation to council. “They don’t want to leave their home, but they can’t afford to keep their home.” They may have hoarding issues, said Brown, or cognitive problems that make them vulnerable. They may have signed their houses over to family members or a “new best friend” who turns out to be unscrupulous. Brown told of one man who “used to live in a nice home in West Vancouver” until he was embezzled by his accountant. Left with nothing, the elderly man was facing homelessness. Another woman was left financially strapped after a contentious divorce. Forced to work well into her 60s, she now had nowhere to live. Coun. Bill Soprovich said he supported the idea of opening a transition house for seniors and was impatient that so far the initiative had been “just talk.” But, he said, the federal and provincial governments should help to pay for it. Outside the meeting, Eguchi and Osborne said municipalities could help by making land and property available. “They own property, they own housing. We’re really looking for them to participate in that way,” said Osborne. “It doesn’t have to be a whole house. . . . It can be a unit or two.” Finding funding for a transition house can be a long process, involving several levels of government as well as charitable foundations. It took Atira Women’s Resource Society three years of lobbying the provincial government to secure ongoing operational funding for Ama House in White Rock, a shelter for women aged 55 and over. The groups bought the house with the help of a CNHC capital grant.

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June 8, 2012 2011 Annual Report information now available! The District’s 2011 Annual Municipal Report is available online at Here you will find the 2011 consolidated financial statements, permissive tax exemptions, and reporting on corporate objectives, achievements and activities. Also included are messages from the Mayor, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and more. Printed copies of the reported information are also available for review at District Hall or any District Library. District Council will consider the Annual Municipal Report at the Council Meeting on Monday, June 18 at 7:00 pm, at District Hall, 355 West Queens Road, North Vancouver. This meeting is your opportunity to ask questions or make submissions on any aspect of the report.

Property Tax Notices Residential and business property owners within the District should now have received property tax notices. Property taxes are due Tuesday, July 3. If you did not receive your notice please call 604-990-2311. For more information on property taxes and your tax bill, payment options, and to pay your Homeowner Grant online visit:

You can now have Council Agendas emailed directly to your inbox! Simply visit, click “register” in the top right corner, and then follow the steps as prompted. The schedule of regular Council meetings, as well as agendas for upcoming meetings and minutes of past meetings, are available online at The Council agenda is also available for viewing at all District libraries. All regular Council meetings are open to the public and held in the Council Chamber at District Hall, 355 West Queens Rd., and start at 7:00 p.m.

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The weather is warming and summer is just around the bend. As our thoughts turn to fun in the sun we’d like to remind you to stay safe when you’re enjoying backyard pools. Here are a few general pool safety tips to keep in mind this summer: • keep lifesaving equipment and a first aid kit nearby; • keep emergency phone numbers listed at the closest phone near the pool; • supervise children in and around pools, and never leave them unattended; • keep young children within arm’s reach while in a pool; • children under three, as well as those who cannot swim, should wear a life jacket or an approved floatation device when in or around a pool; • drain all wading pools after use; • always swim with a buddy; • send children to swimming and water safety lessons; • take a water safety, first aid, and life saving skills course. For more information on swimming pool safety, visit the Health Canada website at and enter “Swimming Pool Safety” in the search box. Please note: District Bylaw #7353 requires that when repairing or constructing a pool you must have a valid building permit. Outdoor pools as well as spas and hot tubs must be enclosed with a fence and self-closing, self-latching gate. In lieu of a fence, spas and hot tubs may have a locking cover to prevent unauthorized access to the water. Each property owner/property occupier is responsible for maintaining the fence, gate and/or locking cover in good working order. For more information on District Bylaw 7353, please contact our Building General Enquiries line at 604-990-2480 or email

It’s barbecue season! Barbecue season is here! Here are a few tips to help keep you grilling safely all summer long: • inspect and clean your barbecue regularly to ensure it is in good working condition; • replace rusty, damaged propane tanks (typical lifespan is 10 years); • keep your barbecue in a well-ventilated location at least three metres from your home, fences, and any surrounding vegetation; • never leave a lit barbecue unattended; • never leave children or pets unsupervised near a barbecue; • use long handled tongs, while grilling, to ensure adequate distance between you and the grill; • make sure your barbecue is turned off and cooled completely before covering; • clean the barbecue grill regularly to avoid attracting bears and other wildlife; • if using charcoal please make sure hot coals are fully extinguished before disposing of them; • keep a fire extinguisher within reach when barbecuing; • in case of fire call 911 and evacuate to a predetermined family meeting place; • do not mix wood, charcoal briquettes, barbecue starter fluid or gasoline with your propane or natural gas barbecue.

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Grow-rip retaliation ends in beating

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of Perry before provincial court Judge Steven Merrick. Both men have pleaded not guilty to the charges. The unusual case provides a glimpse into the violent world of criminal gangs involved in running marijuana grow operations. Perry, who has a criminal record himself, testified this week about how after he was charged for the Lions Bay grow-rip, he was threatened by two bikers who told him the police were least of his worries. Perry said he found out the boss of the Lions Bay growop had other grow-ops in Mission, North Vancouver and Horseshoe Bay. Perry said he decided to threaten that if he wasn’t left alone, he would call the police and report home

invasions at those addresses. Perry testified he went to a house in the 1600-block Phillip Avenue in August 2009 and talked to a man and a woman there, saying he knew they had a grow-op in the basement and he wanted to talk to their boss. On Sept. 2, 2009, Perry said he returned to the house and offered the couple money to get in contact with their boss. He was reaching for it when suddenly he got hit on the head. “I thought I’d been shot,” he said. “I felt my legs buckling.” Perry said he wasn’t sure how many times he was hit or who hit him. Perry said while he was on his knees, his arms were twisted behind his back and he was forced towards the ground. After his eyes were gouged, he said his wrists and ankles were hogtied

behind him with zap straps and a black drawstring bag was placed over his head. “They said two or three times, “Why don’t you just die? . . .’” said Perry. Then he said he heard a woman’s voice saying, “Not here. Don’t do it here.’” Perry said he blacked out and came to lying on the floor of what felt like a van. He was eventually transferred to the back of his own car. He said when he next regained consciousness, he heard a woman’s voice, and then he was in an ambulance. Perry said he spent 11 days in hospital and ended up losing his left eye. He said the vision in his right eye was also affected and his face was torn requiring surgery. He also pointed to large scars still visible on his scalp. Perry said sometime after he got out of hospital, he went back to the Norgate house early one morning with a hatchet, determined to “straighten some things out.” He said he found the house cleared out, but discovered papers left behind that had the names Marney King and Paul Defaveri on them. He said he looked them up on Facebook, and found they were the same couple he’d talked to in the house. The trial continues.

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HE unexpected rebirth of B.C.’s Conservative party has put Christy Clark’s Liberals in quite a pickle. The (poorly named) governing party, which has long marketed itself as fiscally conservative and ardently pro-business, is suddenly facing an increasingly viable upstart that threatens to beat it at its own game. The inevitable result will be a split on the right and a handy victory for the NDP — an outcome that will be repeated until the NDP’s opponents stop fighting over the same cluster of votes. The Liberals’ response to this problem was initially to dismiss it, and later to lobby for a coalition, but in a scoffing response to those overtures this week, the Conservatives have made it clear neither of these approaches will work.

There is however, a third option. After decades of bouncing between polar extremes, many British Columbians are hungry for something more moderate — a party positioned at the political centre, which would be sensitive to the needs of business while at the same time taking serious steps to address problems faced by disadvantaged British Columbians and the province’s environment. If the Liberals rebranded themselves as such a thing, they might draw enough votes from both sides to hold on to power — probably not in this next election, but not far into the future. To do so wouldn’t be easy, and it would very likely require a change of leadership. It will be interesting to see if a successor arises within the party who has the will and vision to do it.

Sunny God conjures the perfect birthday

RELIGION being unfashionable these days, few know that West Vancouver has a Civic God, just like pagan Roman cities.

The gods of ancient Greece and Rome were completely amoral. They were licentious pleasurelovers and robust imbibers — founders of Alcoholics Unanimous — and amused themselves toying with hapless human beings like playthings. Considering our climate, it’s ironic that West Van’s Civic God is named Sunny God. He rarely pays the town any heed. He is preoccupied chugalugging wine from animal horns and chasing nubile, and I’m sorrowful to say willing, goddesses. And while he is distracted, the mischievous Rain Sprite moves in and pretty well pisses on the town whenever he likes. Which is almost non-stop. (Little guy, big bladder.) You’ll agree this is a lot

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Trevor Lautens more plausible than a Mark Madryga forecast. So it was highly unusual when Sunny God paused from popping grapes into the mouth of his current inamorata, noticed the Rain Sprite was soaking his turf, and zapped him with a concentrated sunbeam on his private parts. (The Rain Sprite pouted, rubbed himself, and sped off to soak a Dairy Queen. But his GPS acted up, and he mistakenly wound up in a far place raining on a nice old Queen’s parade.)


Meanwhile Sunny God idly decided to smile down on his very own town on, quite coincidentally, its 100th anniversary day. It rained before. It rained after. But on this very special day . . . the sun shone in all its glory. It shone on Horseshoe Bay. It transformed taut faces and liberated their workaday wrinkles. Children lined up for face paint and turned away smiling to their mothers. A skinny balloon man twisted his wares into hats and silly shapes. A lad with a guitar sang into an empty space where unaccountably no one had provided seats, but three squatting boys listened and kindly applauded. So did a man with perfect sideburns who didn’t pause as he walked by, but, feeling the loneliness of the entertainer, gave this maybe future star a big hand. A huge Irish wolfhound bent down and, as tenderly as a lover, nuzzled a squirt of a pup reaching up for a kiss. A

teenage girl who’d rather not be alone walked by clutching a coffee cup. Old men inched along, faces down, silent and introspective, remembering who knows what. A midlife couple, serious riders, dismounted their huge motorcycle by a cafe. He, a fleshy barrel, looked like a bouncer at a Hell’s Angels restaurant. But any menace fell away: “Coffee time!” he called with a massive smile to a watching idler. A man glanced longingly at the bustling bars on Bay Street with their fragrant ale, but thought better of it. Long-legged girls barely into their teens walked by the stouter moms they would become. On the free bus (fine idea) a stoic dad held an infant to his chest and deftly steered a pram to the door while mother guided a toddler, parents engaged in humanity’s most important and unrewarded activity. At Ambleside Beach offleash area there were more dogs than you could throw a stick for.

Action Central was the fenced-off beer garden and the tent temples to the human digestive system: hamburgers, salmon burgers, poutine, the indispensable icon of cotton candy. “Eat Live Be Happy” advertised a truck marked “” Police, ever watchful to ensure that people didn’t enjoy themselves too much in impermissible ways, casually chatted. One tilted a bottle and took a large swig straight from the neck. Perrier, naturally. An old print guy imitated a reporter, producing pen and pad thrust in the face of sauntering Mayor Mike Smith: “Anything you’d care to say?” The mayor smiled, tossed off an original line: “What a great day! . . . What more can I say?” What more, indeed? Further along, collectable cars were an unfailing magnet. Beside one, a Whippet, appropriately there were two braces of actual whippet dogs, finely boned and aristocratically aloof.

At John Lawson Park picnickers had spread their cornucopias of food on the tables — the wicked little Rain Sprite having kept the ground too soggy for downto-earth picnicking. Greying women in pairs drifted chattily past, as if needing no man. A lovely woman in a faux cowboy hat had a ring of male admirers. At Dundarave by 5 o’clock a boxy rental truck backed up to haul away the rented chairs and tables. The last celebrants drifted away. Two young women happily lugged a picnic freezer up to Marine Drive. Ambleside’s evening of music lay ahead. The racial demonstrations must not be ignored. The many races present demonstrated that under the skin of colour, origin, nationality and culture there is one indivisible human race. At least on Sunny God’s perfect day. Soon West Vancouver was slumbering in the downy double bed of its next 100 years.





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Policymakers no longer looking west

THIS province is getting boxed around the ears in Ottawa, and that’s unlikely to change for a few more years.

The federal Conservative government has a majority and a serious budget problem, so it’s taking things out on the provinces. Trying to right the fiscal ship means spending cuts that will inevitably be unpopular. Compounding the problem is the drift of the Official Opposition — the federal New Democratic Party — away from the west, and more towards central Canada. As a result, British Columbia risks becoming marginalized by the two political parties that have the best chance of forming a government in Ottawa — the federal Liberals appear to be going nowhere fast. The looming closure of the Kitsilano Coast Guard station is a prime example of Ottawa’s disconnect with this province. While budget cuts are inevitable when a government faces a serious deficit problem,

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there are some cuts that are more sensitive than others. The closure of that station will be neatly contrasted with the fact that thousands of bureaucrats work in Ottawa, running programs that are based in the provinces. While there are job cuts to that part of the federal budget, there will never be enough to dispel the impression that more could occur if it meant saving things like the Kitsilano Coast Guard station. Former New Brunswick premier Frank McKenna once observed there were more department of fisheries

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employees working in Ottawa than there were working anywhere near an ocean. That pretty well says it all when it comes to Ottawa’s centralized attitude towards the provinces. The Harper government is chopping other services in B.C., of course. Several hundred jobs in immigration, public health and tourism will disappear, which means service reductions in all kinds of areas. Of course, many people are unaware many federally funded services are there until they disappear. How many were even aware there was a Coast Guard station in Kitsilano, for example? But that ignorance does not eliminate public anger over some of those budget decisions. That anger could be substantial in smaller towns where the cuts are to be felt disproportionately deeper. In Revelstoke, for example, 14 parks positions will be eliminated or reduced; that’s a noticeable reduction in a small town like that. There is also a bigger financial headache headed

our way. A few years from now, the federal Conservative government will start tying annual increases to health-care spending to economic growth, which will undoubtedly reduce the amount of health-care dollars flowing the provinces’ way. Then there’s the Harper government’s strong support for the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, which appears to have significant opposition in this province. Although the project may be ultimately abandoned — shipping Alberta’s oil sands product east rather than west seems to be an idea picking up steam — the Harper government’s attachment to it is not winning it many friends in this province. Now we come to the other side of the political equation. Federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair has made waves with his criticism of this country’s reliance on revenues from natural resource exports, which is something that is the backbone of the western provinces’ economic make-up. As I and others predicted when he won his party’s

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Pipeline thoughts from an old sea captain Ed Wray Contributing writer

I write from the perspective of an oldtimer, a master mariner who has a few tidbits of wisdom from my time on this planet.

pertains to anywhere along our coast, but gains special meaning when applied to the labyrinth of inlets and islands along the route out of Kitimat. There are simply too many variables at play to guarantee safety, and there have been too many wrecks to prove it. These include the carcass of the U.S. warship M.S. Zalinski currently leaking its 700 tons of fuel oil into the estuary, and the ill-fated Queen of the North that sank as recently as 2006. Even simple navigation presents difficulties when sailing these waters. Given the size of these mammoth vessels, the distances for turning or stopping these boats would be measured in kilometres not feet. Assisted by tugboats, they would need to proceed at a snail’s pace which leads to the next challenge. There is not a career captain on the coast that

than possible. I could spend more time discussing the possibility of mechanical failure, human error, the futility of double hulled tankers in this terrain, or containing a spill here, but this is not my purpose. My main objective is to question what appears to be a shell game the Harper government is playing with us. These people are either complete idiots or taking us for fools — and I don’t believe they’re idiots. If I were in the position of the current government and Enbridge, who are so obviously in bed together, and I wanted to push through something so obviously against the interests of Canada in general, and B.C. in particular, I would do the following: 1. Propose something egregious and unsavoury, such as a plan to run supertankers through some of the most volatile but pristinely beautiful


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area Canada has to offer; and 2. When a decision is to be made and opposition is at its highest, make a concession that reroutes the pipeline to a “safer” harbour, most likely Prince Rupert, which was the plan all along. In this plot, attention would be focused on a probable massive disaster on the coast and turned away from the probability of numerous smaller disasters along the pipeline path itself. By the time the dust settled, the pipeline would be approved, construction would begin and there would be no recourse. This plan might also be designed to try to defeat aboriginal interests. It is my understanding that in order to pass legal muster in regards to passing the pipeline through First Nations’ territories, the government must both “consult” these communities and “accommodate”

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These thoughts are to do with the feds and Enbridge’s so-called plan to run supertankers through the narrow passages out of Kitimat. One word sums this up: Poppycock! I was capable and qualified to sail any ship this world had to offer and was in charge of some of the largest vessels used on this British Columbia coastline. My certificate, signed by the then federal minister of transportation, was unrestricted; it literally states “Limitations: None.” I’ve sailed every part of this coast, seen just about every kind of storm, squall or system, and I’ve experienced every kind of tide, current or cycle imaginable. I believe I am qualified to ask the simplest of questions: Why would anyone in their right mind ever consider the proposition of running supertankers through the seascape around Kitimat? Every skipper would describe the conditions in British Columbia as unpredictable. This aptly

hasn’t seen a storm come out of nowhere. It would be simply impossible to avoid one, and I’m here to tell you that when Mother Nature kicks up a fuss in those straights, hell hath no fury. . . . Years ago, out of Kitimat, the wind kicked up so hard, we were literally going backwards at full throttle. All I can say is that I surely appreciated the distance between me and the rocky shore, a luxury these supertankers just won’t have. Tides are another thing. The reason there is no standard depth along there is they shift so frequently. This wouldn’t pose as much of a threat if not compounded by the severe currents and the high winds that can blow several feet of water up and down the inlets. I’m sure that this is only scratching the surface of the variables and combinations thereof that would make a disaster here more probable

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INQUIRING REPORTER SUMMER has been teasing us lately with glimpses of blue skies and warm breezes, only to hide the sun with rain clouds and lower the temperature again this week. But as the responses to this week’s Inquiring Reporter question show, North Vancouver residents are a hardy lot, more apt to slip on the Gortex and pull on rain boots than hide away indoors. Find us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us what you do to keep your spirits up when the sun doesn’t shine. — Jen St. Denis

Murdock MacKillop North Vancouver I put a nice warm sweater on, and walk briskly.

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George Porter North Vancouver There isn’t too much you can do about it. That’s Mother Nature for you. I don’t go into the doldrums about it.

Emily Rogers North Vancouver You go with it. You put on your boots and your jacket and you go with it. You go for a hike.

Lorna Rush West Vancouver I clean out my closets, and I go to lunch with friends.

William Sadler North Vancouver I have a friend from Texas and he just loves this weather because he’s always in 39 degree weather, he’s just sweating. Just go with the seasons, it’s beautiful.

NV couple must pay lawyer $169K: judge Dispute over tree-cutting leads to defamation suit, disputed legal bill

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A North Vancouver couple who got into an acrimonious legal fight with their neighbour over tree-cutting, then a fight with their lawyer over his bill, have been told most of the $169,000 legal bill they were handed is a “fair and reasonable” fee.

The six-figure legal bill was the result of a nasty years-long court battle that began with a fight over tree-cutting in North Vancouver’s Montroyal neighbourhood in July 2005. According to court documents, Sak Keung Chiu and Tak Kuen Chong had just moved into their new house at Skyline Drive and Alpine Court when their neighbour Elmer Friesen approached them about trimming some trees on their property to improve his ocean view. Chiu agreed, but the couple were later horrified when Friesen cut down far more than they wanted and refused to stop even when Chong asked him to. In retaliation, the couple strung up cables with large banners on their property to block Friesen’s view of the ocean, including

one with the words “You damaged my trees.” The troubles soon escalated, with Chiu and Chong alleging Friesen distributed a letter around the neighbourhood, questioning Chong’s mental health and saying she was antisocial and had butchered her own trees. Chiu and Chong then went to Friesen’s workplace, where he was the chief executive officer of a small company, and picketed outside, handing out pamphlets. Friesen was promptly fired. In 2006, the battling neighbours took their feud to the courts. Chiu and Chong sued Friesen for damage to their trees. Friesen sought — and was granted — an injunction banning See Couple page 11














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Couple advised to settle defamation suit From page 10 them from putting up any more banners. He also sued the couple for defamation. At that point in the legal fight, the lawyer representing Chiu and Chong advised them to settle the dispute. Instead, they hired another lawyer, Clive Ansley, and continued to battle in the courts. At a meeting in August 2007 — two years after the fight began — the couple were told the cost of continuing their case against Friesen could be as high as $200,000. That didn’t seem to faze them, said witnesses who were present. As the judge noted, Ansley had been told by the couple “this was a matter of principle and that he was to go to court no matter what it cost.” Two years after that, in 2009, the case was finally settled, with Chiu and Chong agreeing to pay Friesen $30,000. Soon after, however, the couple became disenchanted with their lawyer and refused to pay the remainder of the $169,000 bill.

According to the judge who heard the case between the couple and Ansley, “The clients have taken no particular issue with any of the fees specifically, they just say retroactively that they believe they should not have had to pay anything at all.” The judge however, disagreed and ordered them to pay the remaining amount owed — minus $4,000 which he said accounted for work billed by Ansley that wasn’t strictly necessary for the case. In reaching the decision, the judge noted the couple had never voiced unhappiness with their legal representation or the fees charged until after the settlement was reached with Friesen, and Ansley subsequently talked them out of trying to sue somebody else. The judge noted that the case between the couple and their lawyer was very unusual due to the complexity of the original legal case, the masses of documentation involved and the emotional issues of the clients, including their feelings of having been wronged and their need to “take it out on somebody.”

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CITY of North Vancouver council has given the OK for a new commercial/residential development on Lonsdale Avenue at 18th Street.

The building will replace an approximately 100-year-old retail/residential three-storey building that was on the site at 1835 Lonsdale Ave. Council had to approve several variances May 28 for the development to go forward, including allowing the building to rise an extra

13 feet above the current height limit and reduce the number of required parking spaces from 17 to 15. Only one citizen spoke against the variance, arguing that the height increase would impede her view. Council members spoke highly of the building’s design, which features one floor of retail space, two floors of commercial space and three residential units on the top floor, meant to partially replace the four units in the current building. — Brent Richter

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Nava Arts Centre grand opening

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Zhi Min Yu and Charlie Lui Representatives of the Nava Arts Centre hosted a grand opening event at their new location at 1355 Main St., in North Vancouver May 26. The centre’s mission is focused on the preservation and promotion of traditional Persian and classical world music and other fine arts, including calligraphy and painting, through education and performance. Nava Arts was incorporated in 2003 by Hossein Behroozinia. The grand opening gala saw many supporters of the centre in attendance, enjoying live performances by acclaimed artists, including the Kereshmeh Ensemble. Also in attendance was Iranian performer Parissa, who is set to take the Kay Meek Centre stage with the Hamnavazan ensemble Sunday, June 10, at 8 p.m. See story page 32. Info:

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It’s a simple formula, and one comedian Colin Mochrie says keeps him coming back to improv. “For me it never seems like work. Every show is totally different so you never really get into a rut,” he notes. Probably best known for his improv antics on the popular ABC show Whose Line Is It Anyway? Mochrie describes his younger self as a “bookworm,” and says his career goal as a teenager was to become a marine biologist. “And then because I was so shy I was dared by a friend to try out for the school play and I did, and when I got my first laugh that pretty much changed everything.” Mochrie, who was born in Scotland, moved to Canada when he was a child, and “mostly grew up in Vancouver,” attended the Langara College theatre program, called Studio 58. It was there he was introduced to improv. “I was certainly going to theatre school to become an actor and then I saw a demonstration of improv and was instantly smitten with it,” he explains. At that time, “there was no such thing as a career in improv,” notes Mochrie,

adding he was lucky when the original version of the British TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? came along and gave him a job. “The British improvisers are brilliant and incredibly verbal, and North Americans can be a little goofier and a little more physical, so I think that was part of the reason they wanted us,” notes Mochrie. He stayed with the show for a number of years and eventually made his way back to Canada just in time to co-star on the American version of the show, which was hosted by Drew Carey. He remained a series regular for the six-year run of the show. Mochrie explains that doing improv for TV was much the same as doing it for stage, except he had much less time for set-up. “On TV you’ve got like three minutes,” notes Mochrie. “That’s why it tends to be a little more shticky, a little more jokey because you have to get everything out there right away.” While he admits TV and movie work tend to pay more, Mochrie says he loves performing on stage. “There’s no substitute for the excitement of live theatre,” he says. “There’s an energy that is really amazing, a lot of fun to be a part of.” With TV and film projects, too many cooks in the kitchen (including directors, producers and editors) can turn a good performance into a bad final product, he adds. “What I love about stage work, and especially doing improv on stage, is we’re in charge of our own fates really,” says Mochrie. “When we’re on stage doing improv, See Improv page 37

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John B. Holdcroft (1884-1975) — A Civil Engineer’s Photographic Eye: An exhibit of a small selection of photographic prints made from the Holdcroft collection will be on display until June 15. Exhibition: Conceptual artist Iain Baxter& (pronounced Baxterand) will have his work on display from June 17 to Nov. 18. North Vancouver Museum: 209 West Fourth St., North Vancouver. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604-987-5612 or www. Exhibition: Conceptual artist Iain Baxter& (pronounced Baxterand) will have his work on display from June 17 to Nov. 18. Opening reception: Sunday, June 17, 1-3 p.m. North Vancouver Experience, an ongoing exhibit defining life in North Vancouver. Prescott Presentation Centre: 1133 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Double Take: A Chester Fields youth photo exhibit will run until June 30. Presentation House Gallery: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday -Sunday, noon5 p.m. Info: 604-986-1351 or www. See more page 20

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The author of the recently-published polemic, What We Talk About When We Talk About War, has trained his considerable energy and erudition on what he sees as the movement to convince Canadians to be at peace with the idea of war. “I’m not so naïve as to believe we will never be going to war, though I believe that when we do so, we should with great lament,” says Richler, the son of Canadian literary icon Mordecai Richler. Speaking with an accent that ranges from an English lilt and a Nova Scotia brogue, Richler, once nicknamed Protest Boy, discusses the men and women, including Prime Minister Stephen Harper, National Post reporter Christie Blatchford, and Hockey Night in Canada stalwart Don Cherry, he believes are responsible for attempting to affect a tectonic shift on the Canadian mindset. “One of the ways in which the bunch I call the epic thinkers, the guys who think in terms

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connected to a military veteran who has completed three tours in Afghanistan. “I wrote this book with her in mind, not expecting her to read it, but knowing that I had to be able to speak to her about this and not be doubtful or embarrassed or hiding anything that I say,” he says. “My book is not even a judgment about the war, it’s a judgment of how we’ve talked about it, and how we change the story to suit our aims and to absolve us from having to think more rigorously about how we lie to ourselves.” Those lies are connected to a growing tendency to draw Canadian history as increasingly aggressive and heroic, says Richler. Richler describes The Battle of Vimy Ridge as a military battle that has become a Canadian creation myth. “Nothing the country did do, or could have done, was ever going to affect its outcome,” Richler writes of Canada’s role in the battle. Richler documents what he calls “The Vimy Effect” extensively. “Accurate or not, after 9/11, accounts of Canadian excellence in the trenches of the First World War attainted the status of myth,” he writes, describing the story’s “transformed jingoistic purpose.” Reaching further back into Canadian history, Richler sees other deliberate distortions. “The current fuss about the war of 1812 is the nearly comic extension of that idea. We’re spending tens of millions of dollars to commemorate a war fought between the British and the Americans,” he says. “The British don’t say the Canadians sacked the White House, they say they did. But it’s tremendously useful to this ongoing conservative endeavour to have us regard ourselves as tough guys not to be pushed around.” That loss of critical thinking has resulted in the Canadian government being able to switch justifications for the war in Afghanistan, according to Richler. “The war became a ‘war’ to convince people that we were fighting and needed to stay in. Then we wanted to leave. The war became a ‘mission,’ because you don’t have to win or lose a mission, you just participate in it for awhile,” he says. “If you said you were building schools for girls before 2006, and that’s one of the reasons why we were there, you were laughed out of court. Then building schools for girls became a signature project, and then after that we sort of forgot about the girls and told ourselves what a great job we had done.” Discussing Canada’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, Richler says he fears for the country’s economy. “We’ve been participants in a war that’s seen homes leveled, people killed, incredible destruction it will take generations to settle, but now we’re also screwing their economy in a fantastically large, bad way.” Besides the damage to Afghanistan, war also has a corrosive effect on democracy, according to Richler. “The effects of fighting the war, and this has always happened, seep back home,” he says. “For me it’s currently in a line with the way the war’s been fought that our government is constantly

demonizing. Demonizing environmental activists as funded by foreign money. Calling Tamil boat migrants, ‘terrorists.’” Richler has been accused of engaging in propaganda, but says that criticism stems from a misunderstanding of the polemic. “I believe in a country of argument,” he says. “I believe in contributing to a debate. I don’t believe in stamping out remorselessly the competing views and hating the people who speak them. . . . We have lived in a period of virtually no opposition to the powers that be, which is very unhealthy for a vibrant democracy.” Richler says his first sense of war emerged when he was growing up in London, England. Wearing army badges and playing with Action Man (popularly known in North America as G.I. Joe) figures, Richler guided his plastic soldiers through a backyard battlefield, occasionally breaking from missions for a little R and R, which sometimes included beating up Barbie. “I built complicated trenches out in the backyard, I took the broken ones and laid them out in the No Man’s Land,” Richler recalls of his fantasy world of blood and bullets. The author’s sense of the reality of war was partially formed from his experience as a reporter. “I worked for the BBC for a long time . . . and I did go to a number of troubled places. I tended to be sent to conflict zones after the conflict had ended or when there was little trickling denouements of violence and had to make sense of the place,” he says of his time in Liberia and in Rwanda following genocide. “By in large, it’s always struck me as a pretty shitty idea.” An admirer of former Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lester B. Pearson, Richler advocates for a greater emphasis on peacekeeping. “I think people need to be educated again about what the point of the UN, of its charter, of the vision of Lester Pearson and Eleanor Roosevelt and how that still may have an application,” he says. “Soldiers and police and firefighters get these extraordinary rituals and attention from the press, but three Canadians who died wearing the UN’s peacekeeping beret, two in Haiti in 2010, and one in Lebanon in 2006, are pretty well ignored. Even blamed. They don’t get the hero treatment,” he says. Richler has come under attack for what some see as his idealism, particularly in regard to his support of Pearson. Globe and Mail book reviewer Jonathan F. Vance accuses Richler of writing with “wide-eyed adoration of a Pearsonian Golden Age.” Vance describes peacekeeping as superfluous in the midst of people hell-bent on annihilating entire civilizations. That assessment is inaccurate, according to Richler, who notes cognitive scientist and author Steven Pinker’s book The Better Angels of Our Nature. “He goes to great lengths to prove that violence has actually diminished,” Richler says of Pinker. “We’re no longer living in Games of Thrones.” Richler has many grievances with Canada’s move to a more militaristic international policy, but he says Canada can have a strong influence throughout the world without dropping bombs from very expensive jets. “There’s an international world that is already upon us that demands more and more systems of international governance and we can take a lead that way. We’re not America, we can’t distinguish ourselves through sheer power, but we can through our imagination, and we can apply that imagination to practical improvements in creating a better tomorrow.”






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NARDWUAR the Human Serviette and The Evaporators have released a new video for the track “Hot Dog High” off their lastest album Busy Doing Nothing. They shot the film with a little help from friends and fans at North Vancouver’s Tomahawk Restaurant on May 12. See the video here The band play a free all-ages gig on Car Free Day on Main Street outside Neptoon Records on Sunday, June 17 at 2 p.m. and they also hit the stage at Venue on Monday, June 18 at 10 p.m. as openers for The Cribs in a 19+ show.

Phantasmagoria: A group photography exhibition showcasing new works by emerging Vancouver artists will run until July 8. Presentation House Satellite Gallery: 560 Seymour St., Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Info: Ron Andrews Community Space: 931 Lytton St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-980-7182. Ocean Inspirations: Photographer Dennis Badgley and ceramic artist Ben Lim will display their work until June 26. Seymour Art Gallery: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Info: 604-924-1378 or www. Larger Than Still Life: An exhibit of Tansy Sverre’s large still life acrylic paintings will run until June 24. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Info: 604-9257292 or Trees and Their Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoats: Sherry Cooper’s mixed media work of tree branches will run until June 10. A Colourful Life: Oil painter Anne-Marie Calder and watercolour painter Jose Kernahan will display their colourful work from June 12 to 24. Opening reception: Tuesday, June 12, 6-8 p.m. Shadows and Stories: Deirdre McNeill’s oil and acrylic paintings will be on display June 26-July 8. Opening reception: Tuesday, June 26, 6-8 p.m. Space Emmarts Studio: 195 Pemberton Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-375-0694 or Show and Sale: The first Saturday of each month noon-5 p.m. Starfire Studio: 6607 Royal Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-9225510 or Studio Art Gallery at Capilano University: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Studio 195 Gallery: 195 Pemberton Ave., North Vancouver. Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and by appointment. Info: 604-209-1197. Wisdom Made Visible: A group art exhibit of two and three dimensional work will run from June 14 to July 7. Opening reception: Thursday, June 14, 5-8 p.m. Closing reception: Saturday, July 7, noon-5 p.m. First Saturdays: Community artists will open their studios the first Saturday of every month, noon-5 p.m. Tartooful: 3183 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: 604-924-0122 or See more page 21

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VANCOUVER designer Jason Matlo is breaking Canadian fashion boundaries with his dress, bridal and readyto-wear collections. Busy, but well-grounded in his live-in studio at the edge of Yaletown where everything is modern and neat, Matlo and his team work their magic. The studio is just as one would imagine it to be — a reflection of a clear division between his personal and designer life: bed, closet and dining area on one side and mannequins, sewing machines and cutting table on the other. Matlo’s creations are currently being sold in numerous boutiques from Toronto to Boston to San Juan, but everything is designed and manufactured in Canada. Although Matlo is among one of the busiest designers in Canada, he gladly donates a portion of his time and creative efforts to the Artists for Kids fashion photography program (see previous page). “I’m so glad to be a part of (this program) because I feel like anything in the arts in this country is such a struggle to get to. There’s not enough government funding for it,” he says. “We need to get together in Vancouver . . . to really get behind our art community and definitely our up-and-coming kids.” Matlo recalls how, when he presented his collection at the project’s introduction, he was inspired by the energy expressed and the future he visualized for the students. A neutral colour palette and Victorian architectural shapes lend his Autumn/Winter 2012 collection a bold and sexy vibe, with a grouping of cutwork laces and a few black and white pattern pieces embodying this season with Matlo’s signature glamour. About the strong silhouettes, Matlo says, “We kind of went a little more tailored than we have in previous seasons; we tapered our skirts a little bit narrow and everything just sort of became a little more close to the body in terms of fit for autumn-winter.” He also says that, although the lines of this collection are a little harder and more angular, they still retain their essential femininity. A self-proclaimed “blackaholic,” Matlo says his own wardrobe consists of only two colours besides black. When asked about his personal style, he responds: “I always get nervous with this question because I don’t invest a lot of time and energy in my own personal style . . . but I think what people are picking up on is confidence and charm,

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VANCOUVER designer Jason Matlo, below, showcased his 2012 bridal collection at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in May, featuring gowns in dove grey, champagne, ecru and black tones for a modern bridal look inspired by 1950s couture. not necessarily about what I’m wearing.” He tends to lean more towards the monochromatic from head to toe when designing his ready-to-wear collection and only introduces one colour each season. Matlo always sees things architecturally and imagines all his creations in black. According to the designer, there’s a good potential market for high fashion in Vancouver. For the moment, street-level jeans dominate, but over the last five years, people have begun to dress more interestingly. When asked for an example of an item for fall that he has designed in an attempt to fill this gap in the local marketplace, he says he is torn for a favourite between the cutwork laces, and a dress that has a strong cowling shoulder line, like a rose. Both, however, are expressive of elegance with a practical edge. In Vancouver, shoppers can find his designs, priced $200-$400, at Wear Else, and his ready-to-wear collection in The Room at The Bay store downtown. He also designs

bridal gowns that can be custom ordered through Jason Matlo Atelier. Jennifer Lee is a Grade 11 student at Argyle secondary

who participated in the Artists for Kids fashion photography program. In the upcoming years, she plans to make her way into the fashion industry and land a job as a journalist.

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Epic Prometheus stands alone ■ Prometheus. Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Logan MarshallGreen and Charlize Theron.

Julie Crawford Contributing Writer

AS people looked to the skies Tuesday hoping to catch a glimpse of Venus passing between the Earth and the sun, a comparable number of space fans were glued to their computer, looking for the latest scoop on Ridley Scott’s Prometheus.

Prometheus, out in theatres today, is the first sci-fi film from Scott in over three decades. His last was the groundbreaking Blade Runner, in 1982. Not that Scott hasn’t been busy. He’s scarcely taken a breath since starting out with The Duellists, in 1977, with directing highlights that include Gladiator, Black Hawk photo supplied Down, American Gangster and Thelma & Louise, not to CHARLIZE Theron and Idris Elba are part of an ensemble cast starring in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. mention a legion of executive producer credits in film (The a team to investigate. Dr. Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) shares her passion but Grey) and TV (The Good Wife). He has more than a dozen projects listed as “in not her spiritual motivation, setting up the classic religion-versus-science conflict, production” or “completed” through 2014, according to which is at the heart of many sci-fi stories. Charlize Theron plays a company But despite the varied resume, Scott will always be best known for one thing: overseer on the journey, Idris Elba plays the captain, and David 8 (Michael the face-sucking, chest-bursting, egg-laying horror of 1979’s Alien. The film Fassbender) is a droid whose skill set is crucial to the trillion-dollar mission. launched the career of Sigourney Weaver, as the unlikely heroine; it gave us a great The 3D space epic was shot at Pinewood Studios in London, with key exteriors tagline (“In space, no one can hear you scream”); and it provided inspiration for shot in Iceland. Green screen (essential to CG work) is kept to a minimum in one of the best Halloween costumes ever: how often did you go to a costume party favour of the mammoth, detailed sets constructed at Pinewood. Filmmakers hope and not see a guy with an mini alien bursting out of his chest? the approach will result in a richer 3D experience for viewers. “After you’ve seen Thus the internet frenzy about whether or not Prometheus is, in fact, a prequel Prometheus,” Scott says in press notes for the film, “you will have experienced to Alien. something completely unexpected.” The film’s content has been closely guarded since the film was announced, and So back to the prequel question, or, as David 8 says, “How far would you when questioned whether or not Prometheus is a prequel, actors and director have go, to get your answers?” Yes, the film is set in a time that would’ve preceded offered tortuous responses. But writer Damon Lindelof — accustomed to working Alien’s “Nostromo” crew and in the same world as they inhabited, according to on projects shrouded in secrecy (he worked for six years on the cult TV classic Lost) Lindelof. And there is an alien-on-your-face moment, a nod to the iconic space— has been candid in interviews that the original script featured much stronger horror tale. But it’s not a linear story and Prometheus is a stand-alone movie, so Alien ties, and that they were toned down in favour of a more character-rich plot. you don’t have to rustle up an old copy of Alien to connect the dots. Nothing Leading the girl-power charge this time around is Noomi Rapace as Dr. horrific about that. Elizabeth Shaw, who discovers a clue to the origins of mankind on earth, and leads

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THE Powell Street Festival Society and Pacific Cinémathèque present the fourth edition of Kibatsu Cinema — a celebration of the odd and the eccentric in Japanese pop culture and contemporary Japanese film — on Thursdays throughout the month of June. Next Thursday, June 14 Kota Yoshida’s black comedy Yuriko’s Aroma receives its Vancouver premiere at 7 p.m. on a double bill with Yukihiko Tsutsumi’s Happily Ever After. For a complete list of films put together by curator Miko Hoffman go to

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Tickets: 604-924-1378 or Off-Site Concert: Classical pianist Ashley Jones will perform Sunday, June 24. Guests will meet at the gallery at 7:30 p.m. and walk together to a music salon of a Deep Cove residence for an intimate concert. Tickets: $25/$22 which will include a sparkling cocktail. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info and reservations: 604-925-7292 or VISI at the Silk Purse: Vancouver International Song Institute faculty singers will perform with emerging artists of collaborative piano June 14, 21 and 28 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. The Jazz Waves Festival will run from June 21 to Aug. 25. The event will kick off Thursday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. with boogiewoogie pianist Kenny “Blue Boss” Wayne. Schedule: June 23, The K Sisters; June 28, Double Helix; June 30, Kentish Steele and the Shantelles; July 3, SoulTrax; July 5, Malcolm Aiken; July 7, Miles Black Trio; July 10, Paul Plimley Trio; July 14, Lloyd Arntzen; July 19, Hansen, Proznick, Creber and Coon; July 21, Christie Grace; July 26, Susana Abreu and Terra; Aug. 16, Nigel Mack and the Blues Attack; Aug. 18, Armi Grano; Aug. 23, Shannon Gaye and Kristian Alexandrov and Aug. 25, The Twisters. All shows start at 7 p.m. Tickets: $20/$18 which includes a complimentary beverage. Watercolours: NOVO Ensemble, a trio of women featuring flute, cello and piano will perform Sunday, June 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $15/$12. Traditional Teahouse: 1552 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-551-1642. Talent Show: All with talent are invited to participate and watch a live local show every Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission: $5. Performance application fee: $10. The Venue: 881 Granville St., Vancouver. The Evaporators will open for The Cribs Monday, June 18 at 10 p.m. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7407 or Music at the Library: Sophia Rei will perform Friday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Jazz Festival. West Vancouver United Church: 2062 Esquimalt Ave., West Vancouver. Close Encounters: The Vancouver International Song Institute faculty will perform a programme of vocal and choral music Sunday, June 10, 8 p.m. Admission: $25/$20/$10. Tickets: www. or cash at the door. See more page 36

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Your Future by Design

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Eat Right for Life

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Posture - Get it Straight

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Moderated by long-time broadcaster, Fanny Kiefer, each of our Vitality Factor panelists will share their experiences and stories on how they live with vitality – How they balance their business and personal lives. How they thrive when the going gets tough. What they do to keep mentally and physically fit. What their lifestyle ‘non-negotiables’ are.

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Norm is an 81 year old track phenom. A latebloomer, in the extreme, Norm didn’t run a race of any kind until he was 68, coming in last in a sprint at the Arizona Senior Olympics. Fast forward to today and it has been a steady succession of gold medals. He covers the 100 metres in just over 16 seconds. Norm hopes that spreading the word about fitness among seniors can help alleviate the pressure on our health care system.

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Vitality Factor Panel / Q&A 3:10 – 3:25 (JIM DOYLE, Investors Group)

A Journey Into Retirement Planning-The Road Less Traveled 3:25 – 3:00)

Break 3:40 – 3:55 (DANNY BIRCH/MAUREEN MCGRATH, Nurse Next Door)

Incontinence – In depends or independence? 3:55 – 4:10 (PATTI SMYTH/NANCY BUCHANAN, Holihealth)

Digestion: It Doesn’t Have to be a Problem 4:10 – 4:25 (HOLLYBURN HOUSE)

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Eat Right for Life

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What are your goals? A secure retirement. Moving to your dream location. Giving back to your community. Preserving your vacation property for the next generation to enjoy. Your goals will be as individual as you are. And, no matter what they are, with the right plan, you can attain them. Chris will lead you through creating your personal vision of retirement to create a plan to help you meet your goals. The future is yours to design!

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Learn why a healthy digestive system is so important to your health. Patti and Nancy will provide practical solutions to improve your digestion and eliminate annoying and painful digestive problems.

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Urinary incontinence is the second leading cause of seniors having to move out of their homes and into nursing homes. Eighty percent of women and 50 percent of men over the age of 50 experience incontinence, but incontinence is not a part of the normal aging process. Incontinence expert, Maureen McGrath, and Nurse Next Door’s Danny Birch, will shine some light on this subject and speak about the importance of remaining in the home and the steps you can take to do so.

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Next 50!

Transforming lives one smile at a time Dr. Mark Kwon and his dental team at Chrysalis Centre of Vancouver Implant Dentists are dedicated in providing you the highest quality of personalized dental care. At Chrysalis Centre of Vancouver Implant Dentists they specialize in “All-on-4 and Teethin-a-day” dental implant placement. Whether it be a single tooth, multiple teeth, or a full arch we provide a permanent and aesthetically-satisfying solution for your dental restoration. Whether you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth, losing such a crucial part of your body can be a traumatic experience. Chrysalis, offers personalized solutions including our speciality All-on-4 Teeth-in-a-day so one could regain their confidence with beautiful non-removal teeth. Our mission is to assist you through a fast and smooth procedure of teeth

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Composer writes for ‘ultimate instrument’

Lloyd Burritt premieres three new works for the voice at Songfire fest

■ Vancouver International Song Institute (VISI) presents Songfire Festival of Song until June 24 at various locations. For complete schedule visit

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A West Vancouver composer has transformed the poetry of one of his closest friends into music, a labour of love that touched him “very closely in the heart.”

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WEST Vancouver composer Lloyd Burritt has three new works (Triptych for mezzo soprano & piano, ImageNation for tenor, piano & french horn and Moth Poem for baritone & piano) being premiered at this year’s Songfire Festival of Song.

“I’m very emotionally attached to this piece because it’s my story,” says Lloyd Burritt. “It’s about the love of two human beings, two men.” Burritt’s Image-Nation Cycle for tenor, French horn and piano will premiere Sunday, June 10 at 8 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church. The song is one of three new works from Burritt being performed at the Songfire Festival of Song. The song cycle is based on poems found in Vancouver poet Robin Blaser’s award-winning collection, The Holy Forest. Burritt first approached Blaser about making the poems into songs in 2008, but Blaser died of a brain tumour in 2009 before the piece was completed. It was the end of a deep friendship that began in 1969 when the two young artists met at a party and discovered a mutual love of art and nature. “We were both very good boys, we weren’t doing the drugs that a lot of other people were because we saw a lot of our friends burnt out and wasted on them,” says Burritt. “We were turned on by art. We would go to ballet, to art galleries, to concerts and we would talk about the meaning of life through nature and art.” The fact that both men were gay was also a “tremendous connector,” says Burritt, but “it certainly wasn’t the only reason, because we both thought people are people.” In Blaser’s poems about growing up in rural Idaho, Burritt saw parallels to his own adolescence. “Blaser’s grandmother was the telegraph operator of Orchard, this little place that was nowhere, it was a whistle-stop,” says Burritt. “And he spent his summers there from a young kid up to adolescence and his teens, and those are very impressionable times for people.” Burritt also spent his formative years surrounded by nature. His family had a wilderness refuge “3,500 foot up on Mt. Seymour.” As young boys Burritt and his brother helped their father build a cabin. “My most impressionable years are what happened at the cabin,” says Burritt. “We’d spend every waking moment when dad didn’t have to work at the family business — weekends, holidays, Christmas, Easter.” While at the cabin, the young Burritt discovered that the sounds of nature can be music, to the right ears. “My brother and I would get sort of thawed out after a long winter, and when the spring came we’d start to hear, under the snow, tricklets of water,” says Burritt. “Eventually we could get down to where the creek was …. And of course we’d want more water to play with, and we’d get rocks and start damming up the stream. Well the moment I moved a rock, I started hearing a difference in the sound in the water. So I kept playing with the sounds in the water, moving these rocks, getting these sounds.” Wanting to “have my hands in the soil,” Burritt enrolled in the agriculture faculty at UBC. On a whim, he took one musical composition course with renowned Canadian composer Jean Coulthard. At the end of the class, Coulthard encouraged Burritt to

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Parissa returns for North American tour

Persian singer performing at Kay Meek on Sunday night

■ Parissa and Hamnavazan perform at the Kay Meek Centre, Sunday, June 10, 8 p.m. Contact Nava Arts Centre at 604-985-6282 or online at for more information.

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PERSIAN classical music vocalist Parissa spent 10 days in May at North Vancouver’s Nava Arts Centre rehearsing with the Hamnavazan ensemble for their current North American tour.

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PERSIAN classical singer Parissa rehearsed with Hamnavazan (including barbat player Hossein Behroozinia) at North Vancouver’s Nava Arts Centre in May to prepare for North American tour.


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perform Sunday night at West Vancouver’s Kay Meek Centre before heading south for shows down the West Coast. Parissa, based in Tehran, has performed here before, most recently with the Dastan Ensemble (also featuring Behroozinia and Farajpouri) at Centennial Theatre. She studied Persian classical music for many years with the late Mahmood Karimi and was involved with The Centre for Preservation and Dissemination of Music before and after 1979, although her role changed dramatically after the revolution. No longer permitted to perform publicly in Iran, Parissa teaches music students in her home and performs concerts outside her homeland. The Persian diva has released several albums worldwide, samples of which can be heard on her website Her Shoorideh album, recorded with the Dastan Ensemble for the German Network Medien label, won the prestigious French Charles Cros Award for Best World Music Album in 2003 and spent two months on the European World Music charts. Farajpouri, a noted kamancheh player, composer and lecturer at the School of Music at Tehran University moved to North Vancouver a couple of years ago. His presence here adds immeasurably to the West Coast’s already world class World Music credentials. Hamnavazan have built their current show around new music from Farajpouri in the mode of Isfahan and, after an intermission, material in the mode of Bayat Turk from “before the revolution,” says Behroozinia. “People who know Parissa know her from this music.” The intense rehearsals for the tour were held around the grand opening of the Nava Arts Centre which celebrated the launch of its new location at 1355 Main St. on Saturday, May 26 (see Bright Lights coverage on page 12). Behroozinia began Nava Arts in 2003 as a cultural centre for studying and performing arts from around the world. Although as an Iranian barbat player his expertise is in a specific style of music his intention for the centre is to be all-inclusive and the grand opening featured music from Pakistan, India, China and the West as well as Persian classical music. The North Vancouver centre offers classes in string and percussion instruments such as barbat, tar, setar, tombak and daf and also focuses on the study of calligraphy with master calligrapher Yadollah Kaboli.

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Burritt working on new opera From page 31

trade ploughshares for piano keys. While Burritt made brief forays into experimental electronic music in the 1960’s, he now writes more traditional music. “The piece on Sunday is accessible, people will hear rhythms they can tap their toes to, they can hear melodies that they can remember and whistle as they go out of the theatre,” says Burritt. He notes the music he writes now is based on sounds from the natural world. “You don’t hear sounds in nature . . . that are strident,” says Burritt. “They are in accordance with octaves, perfect fifths, the series of whole tones.” Writing music for the voice is also something Burritt is passionate about. “The human voice I think is the ultimate instrument, the ultimate vehicle for expression to another human being. And I love the spoken word.” Burritt is now working on his next project, an opera about the 1972 plane crash in the Andes made famous by the book Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors, later made into a movie of the same name. Burritt said his opera will be based on a 2006 memoir, Miracle in the Andes, written by survivor Nando Parrado. Lloyd Burritt works at Songfire: — Roy Barnett Recital Hall June 9: Triptych for mezzo soprano & pianos; based on Three Poems by New Brunswick poet Marilyn Lerch which are based on Three Abstract Paintings by Vancouver’s Liberia Marcuzzi, performed by Gayle Shay, soprano and Arlene Shrut, piano. — West Vancouver United Church June 10: Image-Nation for tenor, piano & french horn; based on three poems by Vancouver’s Robin Blaser performed by Darryl Edwards, tenor, Terence Dawson, piano and Ben Kinsman, french horn. — Vancouver Unitarian Church June 19: Moth Poem for baritone and piano; based on five poems by Robin Blaser; performed by Tyler Duncan, baritone and his wife Erika Switzer, piano.

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CALENDAR From page 26 THEATRE Anne MacDonald Studio: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Grand Theft Improv: An improv sketch show that uses audiences suggestions to create 90 minutes of stories, scenes, songs and comedic chaos, the last Sunday of every month at 7 p.m. Tickets: $10. Deep Cove Shaw Theatre: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: 604-929-3200 or One for the Road: A comedy about a man’s last ditch attempt to break away from his middle class existence Wednesdays to Saturdays, June 8-23 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $18/$16. North Shore Neighbourhood House: 225 East Second St., North Vancouver. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue: Monologues, sketch comedy and short plays will be performed by theatre and drama students of the North Shore Neighbourhood House Monday, June 25 at 7 p.m. Admission by donation. Theatre at Hendry Hall: 815 East 11th St., North Vancouver. Reservations: 604-983-2633 or Sensational Sixtieth Showcase Cabaret: North Vancouver Community Players will celebrate 60 years with a production Saturday, June 23 at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets: $15. There will also be a garden party on the grounds from 1:30 to 5 p.m. with tea, sandwiches and strolling minstrels. DANCE Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www.centennialtheatre. com. Box office: 604-984-4484. Summer Concert of Dance: Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts will perform ballet, contemporary, jazz, flamenco, tap and hip-hop Sunday, June 10 at 2 and 7 p.m. Admission: $24/$17/ $13. In Motion: The students of the North Shore Academy of Dancing will perform a wide range of dance styles June 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. and June 16 at noon. Admission: $20/$16/$14. Light Up the Floor: RNB Dance will perform Friday June 22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $19/$11. Dance Inferno: RNB Dance will perform Saturday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20/$11. Celebration on Tap: Vancouver Tap Dance Society will perform their year end showcase Sunday, June 24 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $20. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West

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NORTH African rebel rockers Tinariwen played in Vancouver in 2010 (see their North Shore News interview here: wen+stay+true+their+rebel+roots/5347841/story.html) but last year the Canadian government denied them travel visas and the band had to cancel their scheduled gig at the Vancouver International Folk Festival. This year Tinariwen, made up of nomadic Tuareg who have always found borders problematic, decided to avoid Canadian gatekeepers altogether and will get no closer to us than Seattle next week where they are playing the Showbox on Tuesday, June 12. The trip south is more than worth it to check out the desert blues of this brilliant band who won a Grammy last year for their Anti- Records release Tassili.

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Improv comics in charge of their own fate

From page 13

it’s all on us. If we suck it’s because we suck, if we do well it’s because we’re doing well. We have no one to blame or praise but ourselves.” During his early career in Vancouver, Mochrie met comedian Ryan Stiles, who shared his interest in improv. Stiles was hired to work with a Second City company performing at Expo ’86, and that work eventually brought him out to Toronto’s Second City main stage. Mochrie was starting to get a little restless in Vancouver, and Stiles suggested he join him in Toronto. Stiles set up an audition for Mochrie with a touring company, and the woman who hired him (comedian Debra McGrath) became his wife a few years later. “So it was a very good time for me,” says Mochrie. Over the years, Mochrie expanded his career to include many film and TV appearances, including a regular stint on the CBC comedy show This Hour Has 22 Minutes. But improv has remained a passion, and Mochrie, who lives in Toronto, joins in with

local improv groups whenever he can. “I like to work out with the young people, they keep you honest,” he says. Another person Mochrie has continued to work with is Brad Sherwood, a fellow alumnus from both the British and American versions of Whose Line Is It Anyway? For the past eight years, they have toured as a two-man show called: Two Men, No Script. On Friday, June 15, that show will headline the annual fundraising gala evening for Kay Meek Centre. Mochrie describes the show as a twoperson, live version of Whose Line Is It Anyway? and notes he and Sherwood will probably be doing what he calls the “world’s most dangerous” improv game, which he says they have tried to get rid of but audiences like it too much. The game features Mochrie and Sherwood on stage, barefoot and blindfolded, acting out an improvised scene, while surrounded by 100 live mousetraps. “Believe me, it’s as stupid as it sounds,” says Mochrie of the game Sherwood invented. “It’s just painful. It’s just painful.”

However, danger is part of the draw of improv. “I think the audience wants to see you in trouble. The audience has a vested interest in the show because they know you have nothing and they’re the ones sort of dictating the show because it’s their suggestions that get the scenes formed,” explains Mochrie. “They want to see you get in trouble, but ultimately they want to see you succeed because they’re the ones who put you on that path.” Aside from improv, Mochrie has a number of other projects on his plate, including a Christmas movie he is currently filming in Toronto: “It’s odd wearing cashmere overcoats in 30-degree weather,” he notes. In addition, Mochrie has a new show premiering July 10 on ABC. Hosted by Fred Willard, and produced by the same producers of Whose Line Is It Anyway? the new show is called Trust Us With Your Life. To top off a trio of current creative projects, Mochrie is just finishing his first book. Not surprisingly, he incorporated improv

into writing by taking the first and last lines of famous novels and creating a different middle. “So hopefully that will be funny,” he says with a laugh. Two of his favourites: changing Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat to a zombie story and revamping The Hound of the Baskervilles so that Sherlock Holmes becomes a stand-up comedian. “I’ve had a great life but I don’t think it’s that interesting to be in a book and I don’t have advice for people, so I thought this would be the best way of actually writing something,” explains Mochrie of why he chose to borrow lines from the classics. But don’t expect him to take up comedy writing full time. Although he has written in the past, it’s not his favourite thing to do. “For me it’s the discipline, I’m just not disciplined. To actually sit down, it just made me respect writers all the more. I don’t know how they do it without just going completely crazy,” he says of the writing process, adding with a laugh: “That’s why I love improv; you show up, you make stuff up, you leave.”


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CALENDAR From page 36 CLUBS AND PUBS Beans on Lonsdale: 1804 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-2326. Live music every Thursday, 8 p.m. The Eagles Club Starlight Room: 170 West Third St., North Vancouver. East Side Marios: Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. Jack Lonsdale’s Pub: 1433 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-986-7333. Live music every Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. La Zuppa: 1544 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-986-6556. Fiesta Flamenco every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, tapas and wine, 6:30 p.m., music, 8:30 p.m. Memphis Blues: 1629 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-929-3699. Live blues every weekend. Narrows Pub: 1979 Spicer Rd., North Vancouver. Ocean Club Restaurant and Lounge: 105-100 Park Royal, West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-2326.

Live jazz every Tuesday, 7 p.m.; live DJ Thursday to Sunday, 11 p.m.-3 a.m. Queens Cross Pub: 2989 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: Adam Woodall performs acoustic music every Sunday, 7:30-11:30 p.m. The Raven Pub: 1052 Deep Cove Rd., North Vancouver. Info: Adam Woodall performs acoustic music every Thursday, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Red Lion Bar & Grill: 2427 Marine Drive, West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-8838. Jazz Pianist Randy Doherty will perform every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m. Rusty Gull: 175 East First St., North Vancouver. Live music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Mostly Marley performs every Sunday, 7 p.m. Sailor Hagar’s Brew Pub: 235 West First St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-984-3087. Live music every Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. The Village Taphouse: Park Royal Village, West Vancouver. Info: 604-922-8882. Waves Coffee House: 3050 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. The Celtic Medley Song and String Player’s

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OTHER EVENTS Cafe for Contemporary Art: 140 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Hours: MondayFriday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: 778-340-3379 or Journey of a Dream: A free film screening and talk with filmmaker Shenpenn Khymsar Saturday, June 9, 3-6 p.m. Donations welcomed. Open Mic: Actors, musicians, poets and spoken word artists are invited to take the microphone every second and last Friday of the month from 7 to 9:30 p.m. New Works: Readings of new work by local playwrites every third Thursday, 7-9:30 p.m. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Info and tickets: www.kaymeekcentre. com or 604-913-3634. Fundraising Gala — Two Men, No Script: Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood will perform


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Bear Trivia - Starting next Monday, we will be holding Trivia nights here at the Bear.They will start approx. 7:30 pm. For the month of May we will be featuring Blood Alley Bitter & Wee Scotch Ale from local brewer, Russell. Go Whitecaps Go - Award winning pub with weekly and daily food & drink features. Free parking & close to public transit. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates. Whitecap game day Budweiser features plus a full, kid friendly Take-Out menu. 1177 Lynn Valley Road, N. Van 604.990.8880

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improv in support of the performing arts Friday, June 15. The gala will open with a reception of snacks and drinks at 7:30 p.m. followed by the show at 8:30 p.m. Post-show there will a chance to mingle with the artists. Admission: $159. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7292 or www. North Shore Cric Crac Storytelling Evenings presented by the Vancouver Society of Storytelling take place the first Sunday of every month, 7-9 p.m. Admission: $7/$5. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7407 or SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join this discussion with moderator Randall MacKinnon Friday, June 15, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Topic: Do you think reality TV shows are more likely to inspire and elevate people, or more likely to make them feel passive and less worthy? Info: 778-782-8000 or www. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell. Email information for your North Shore event to


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Damn good pub! We try to take everything that’s good about a pub, and leave out what’s not, then add lots more good… Start with a comfortable room around a giant fireplace, add 20 ice cold brews on tap, really damn good food, some awesome events, and pretty much the most personable group of folks you’ll ever meet… and welcome to the Village Tap House! Come in for dinner, to catch the game on our dozens of high-def flat screens, or check the events page to see what’s happening this week. 1C - 900 Main Street, Village at Park Royal, West Vancouver 604-922-8882

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HASWELL James Alfred Standerwick With sorrow we announce the passing of Jim Haswell on June 2, at the age of 73, following a short illness. He is survived by his loving wife, Yvonne, and his daughter, Karen (Paul) from Wales. Also survived by stepchildren; Xerez, Ivan (Rosemarie), Eric (Coreena) and April (Jean-Yves). He leaves behind his beloved grandchildren; Lewis and Benjamin Carter (in Wales), Karyn, Patrick, Tristan, Dez, Rosalyn, Martin, Donovan, Benjamin, Nora, and Juliette, and one great-grandson, Callum. Also survived by nephews, Eric and Mark Peters, and many, many friends. He recently lost his best friend Alf Olsen. He also leaves behind his beloved cairn terriers, Roxy and Geordie. A service will be held at St. Agnes Anglican Church, 530 East 12th St. North Vancouver on Saturday, June 9, at 10 am. Donations may be made to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation or St. Paul’s ICU Ward. Thank you to Dr. Mainra and all the dedicated staff who took care of Jim.

DOYLE, Margaret Rosemary Jan 24, 1926 - Jun 01, 2012 Rosemary Doyle (1926-2012) passed away peacefully June 1st with family by her side. She is survived by sons Dennis (Sabina), William (Carmen) and daughter Deirdre; grandchildren Byron, Megan, Stuart and Andrew. She was predeceased by her husband, John (1990) and son, Henry (2009). Special thanks to Dr Mary Robertson and all the staff at Lynn Valley Care Centre. No flowers by request. Donations to the charity of your choice. Memorial service to be held Thursday, June 7th at 2:00pm at North Lonsdale United Church, 3380 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver.

SCHNEIDER, Madelen Frances

April 28, 1923 - May 31, 2012 Of West Vancouver, peacefully on Thursday, May 31st in her 90th year. Survived by her loving family, sister Gertrude Gibson of West Vancouver, niece Louanne Labbe´ , nephew Gordon Gibson; and other loving family members. Madelen had a remarkable career as an Executive Secretary on Wall Street, Secretary to the Deputy Director of the FBI in Washington DC, and finally Executive Director to William Hewlett of Hewlett-Packard. Prayers were offered Monday June 4th at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 2347 Inglewood Ave, West Vancouver where Mass of Christian burial was celebrated June 5th. Interment Capilano View Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined in favour of donations to Catholic Charities, c/o 150 Robson St, Vancouver, BC, V6B 2A7 Walkey & Company Funeral Directors 604-738-0006


NSNS Coin & Stamp Show

Sun • Jun 10 • 10am to 4 pm OAKRIDGE AUDITORIUM 41st & Cambie • Vancouver Coins, Paper, Medals, Stamps, Buy/Sell, Appraisals ★ Free Admission ★


Lost & Found

FOUND LADIES EYEGLASSES at corner of Edgemont Blvd & Sunset. Call 604-988-4067 LOST CAT, female, light brown, black spots, white stomach, green eyes, lost St Georges, N. Van Wed, May 30. Pls call 604-985-7765, 778-828-0387

KEYS found Set of keys with distinctive key fob. Found on Keith Road near Forbes Avenue Call: (604) 990-5443

BLUE Tooth earpiece found 12th. and St. Georges. Call 604-980-3259 LOST Keys I lost a set of keys in North Vancouver. May have a keyed lock attached to it. email: RING FOUND on Glencanyon Drive, May 25. Please describe. Call 604-986-4956


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Personal Messages

TO 19th & St. Andrew’s *I don’t know how it happened or even your name, but I know that I’ll never be quite the same. *I’m feeling so sad; for your dog, for you. She was no doubt your best friend through and through. *A donation’s been made with your dog in mind and I hope that in that some comfort you’ll find. *Though I know for a fact it will never make up, for the loss of your special, wonderful pup. *May you hold in your heart her memory true and please know that I’m still thinking of you. *Sincerely, Driver

Job Listings, From A-Z

From advertising executive or banker to x-ray technician or zookeeper, you'll find it in the Employment Section.

To advertise in Employment call 604-630-3300


CAMERAS, OLYMPUS OM-1 manual SLR, 3 lenses, many access, like new. Also, vintage Rolleicord, 2 1/4, German make. $200/for pkg. Call 604-980-5265 INDIAN ART IMAGE of whale head, Juanacloud series, attractive, nicely framed $125. 604-922-1328

Burial Plots

OCEAN VIEW Cemetery Plot Burial plot in Calvary 6 section of Ocean View Cemetery. Plot will hold 1 casket plus 1 urn or 2 urns. $9800. Call: (604) 557-0506

General Employment

BE A GOLDEN GIRL P/T North Shore. Senior’s Home Helper. Car & vac req’d. 604-984-6999

Molly Maid

North & West Vancouver Mature f/t housecleaners required Mon to Fri, days. $11 to $16/hr. Valid BC drivers licence required. For interview. Call 604-987-4112


Earn extra cash to supplement your current income or pay off your bills. Now hiring delivery contractors for the Sun, Province & National Post in the West Vancouver area. Must have reliable vehicle and be available from 2am to 6am daily. Earn up to $900/mo. Call to find the route closest to you.


Certified Traffic Controllers required. Please send resume to or call 604-861-5188.


General Employment

TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Glacier Media Group makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email and they will investigate.


General Employment

DECKHAND REQUIRED for Commercial fishboat. Call 604-880-4882


Home Support

LICENSED EXP NURSE seeking full time live in senior caregiver/ housekeeping position North Shore, has BCDL, exc ref’s from current employer. Call 604-626-4445 or 604-417-1830


Hotel Restaurant

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RESTAURANTS INC. OPERATING AS TIM HORTONS at 106 West Queens Road 1409 Marine Drive 2747 Mountain Highway is seeking: Food Counter Attendants $10.25/hour. Food Service Supervisors $12.00/hour. Full time positions - shift work early morning, evening, overnights and weekends. Please apply by fax: 604-988-3395 or email:

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For Sale Miscellaneous

46’’ TV, Samsung LED 1080 HD, new still in box $949. 604-925-7526

Scooter with new battery, with basket, exc cond, 1 yr old, like new, $1500 obo, 604-734-6685

COMPOST FOR SALE Composted cow manure. Great for gardens. $5 per yard Call: (604)-854-0669 Call: (604) 798-3498

SOLID WOOD study desk $50, good cond, hp colour laser printer $75, Illuminite speakers 3 way, 150 watt 2 sets $50, samsung printer cartridge new $20, antique safe $950, handpainted wood art + more home decor onyx & brass handcarved articles indoor/ garden items. 604-922-8141 V books $1-$250, A typewriter $175, sewing mach $200, chairs $50, mens suits/coat$60-$150ea TV $30 & more, 604-985-1968

Art & Collectibles


For Sale Miscellaneous

WHIRLPOOL FRIDGE, stainless steel $200. 604-980-8737

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5X9 Snooker/Pool table inc all accessories Beautiful Red Mahogany 5x9 Snooker Table $2500. Call: (604) 943-9642 email: ELECTRIC FIREPLACE, 1/2 Price as new, $275. Call 604-913-2173. FABRICS, BUTTONS, sewing accessories, fashion books. Call for info & pricing 604-926-3798 Quantum 6000 Electric Wheel chair w/extra attendant control, high pwr for hills, exc cond, $6000 (less than1/2 price) 604-926-0798


Office Personnel

Accounting Ass’t/Receptionist Well established marina in West Vancouver, near Horseshoe Bay, req’s a P/T wkend position (Fri Mon). Phones, customer interaction and assisting with basic acctg (invoicing, recording receipts). Strong interpersonal & verbal communication skills, 2+ yrs reception exp., proficiency in ACCPAC & Excel, some knowledge of boating. Comp. salary & benefits. Email resume w/refs:



COCKTAIL TABLE 35'x50'rectangular, 5/8' glass, lamp table 24'x28' rectangular 5/8' glass, sofa table 18' x60' rectangular 5/8' glass all matt black, exc cond, $750 obo. Set of 4 swivel tilt chairs, fabric blk/biege design all for $80. Call 604-803-1982 COUCH & Loveseat $150, D/R table, 6 chrs, oak $175, occasional tbl, glass top (4) $150, china cab., oak $500. 604-988-4221

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Retail Sales

BLUE SKY CLOTHING Co., Natural fibre clothing, looking for F/t And P/T sales staff. Email resume to:


Social Services

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628

Accounting Assistant – Half Time Flexible

Hatf ield Consultants is seeking an Accounting Assistant to work out of our North Vancouver office. Hatfield is a well-established (1974) and growing environmental consulting company looking for a flexible and motivated assistant to work with our Accounting team in all areas of the monthly accounting cycle. Hatfield has operations around the world which provides interesting and diverse challenges for our accounting team. The position requires an individual who is accurate, pays attention to details, and is able to work in a dynamic consulting environment. The ideal candidate will have experience with Excel and a minimum of two years accounting experience, preferably with a professional services or consulting company. More information about the position details and how to apply are available at (No phone calls please)

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Garage Sale

West Van


Garage Sale


SAT June 9th, 9-1

Sat, June 9th 8:00am-11:00am 3160 Benbow Road West Van

4631 Cedarcrest Ave No Early Birds!

Lots & lots of Furniture! Household items, sporting goods, clothing, etc.

Moving Sale

Sat. June 9th, 10am-4pm 2670 Ottawa Ave Antiques, furniture, assorted quality houshold items.

Sat June 9th, 10-1 2772 Crescentview Dr. (Edgemont Area)

Household Items, furniture etc. etc.


Garage Sale

Sat June 9th, 9am-1pm

954 20th St

Furniture, art, sports equipment, toys, clothing, household items, etc. etc. WEST VAN


Sat, June 9th, 9am-2pm 2317 Lawson Ave (off 23rd) Southeast Asian treasures, furniture, collectibles, baskets, linens, china, 100’s of deals!!. Don’t miss out !! WEST VAN

MASSIVE MOVING SALE 9am-3pm, Sat & Sun June 9 & 10 at 4875 Water Lane, (exit 4 off Hwy 1) W. Van

Quality solid wood furniture, 4 sofa’s, 4 armoires, 4 storage cabinets, antique & regular. D/R sets, corner cabinet, desks, sidechairs & tables, framed prints, headboards, bed canopies, lamps, wool rugs, screen, nite tables, tea trolley, book cases, books, lots of hsehold goods, stemware, kitchen decor, garden plants, pots, assorted tools. Rain or Shine NORTH VAN

Mulit FamilySALE! #400 -555 W 28th St. Sat June 9th, 10-3

Construction to School clothing, all must go! Household items, furniture, tools, kids stuff, etc.

Saturday, June 9th 9am-3pm 1535 Lennox St.

NORTH VAN MOVING SALE 942 Canyon Blvd Sat, June 9th, 10am-2pm No Early Birds, please Shelving, computer desk, cabinet, dresser, plenty of books, DVDs & videos, stereo equipment, small appls, power tools, garden tools, patio set, king sz headboard, other furniture. Lots more!

FURNITURE SALE Saturday, June 9th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon Good selection of used furniture, sporting goods, and patio furniture. Reasonable prices. Please provide for your own transport of purchases.

Highlands United Church

3255 Edgemont Blvd. North Vancouver 604 980 6071 NORTH VAN

Multi Family Garage Sale Sat/Sun June 9 & 10, 9-4 No Early Birds!

2450 Kilmarnock Cres

Household items, furniture, womens lrg/ex lrg (new), etc.etc.

Lynn Valley

KIWANIS LYNN MANOR Multi-Apt indoor Garage Sale

Sat. June 9, 10am-3pm 2555 Whitley Court STUDIO 65 ARTWORK, home baked goods, furniture, silent auction. Refeshments for sale. Dealers welcome, Ltd parking.. Rain or Shine!!


NORTH VAN KAREN’S BEST EVER AND LAST GARAGE SALE Sat. June 9th 9-12, Tons of clothes, shoes, books, etc Earlies pay double! 3673 Sunset Blvd. Rain or Shine!

NORTH VAN MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE!! 835 East 21st Street Near Lynn Valley Rd & William Sunday, June 10 10 AM - 2 PM Kids and household items, clothes,books, table & more.

North Van COMMUNITY SWAP MEET Sat, June 9th,10am - 4pm No Early Birds 3010 Sleil-Waututh Rd North Van Tsleil-Waututh Nation Community Centre Raffles, 50/50 & Food More info pls call 604-924-4195


Indoor Garage Sale Sat June 9th 9:30am-2pm

1555 Forbes Ave

Multi Family Sale Spring Cleaning Gone Wild!

North Van

MOVING SALE Sat, June 9th,10am - 2pm No early birds Unit 1 - 234 West 17th St Furniture, kitchen stuff, small appls, garden tools & lots more!

North Van MASSIVE YARD SALE Sat 8:30am - 1:30pm & Sun 9am - 12noon Unit 9 - 225 West 14th St Over 2000 items, household, 300 cook books, luggage, linens, computer accessories, toiletries, furniture, collectibles, oak tables, mirrors, petite womens clothes, Elvis stuff, lamps. Great prices! Weather permitting

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Sat June 8th, 10am-2pm

949 Roslyn Blvd

Pool & garden furniture, golf clubs, golf shoes sz 8 brand new, large tarps, kitchen items & utensils & more!



4530 ANTIQUE Dining Room Set 1940’s Duncan Phyfe style mahogany drop leaf table w/2 leafs and 4 chairs $500. Large corner computer station $100 Call: (604) 922-6879

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding, $499+. 604-590-3727 or 604-514-3474

CHOC LAB puppies, vet checked, reg parents, ready to go. $550. 1-604-701-1587 (Chwk)

SOFA, LOVESEAT & lthr swivel chair w/foot stool. Exc cond, sacrifice $450. 604-985-4023 WOOD CRIB (cream colour); china cabinet & hutch; Roxton dining room table + 4 chairs + buffet; Sklar chesterfield & loveseat; 2 velvet forest green swivel rockers; La-Z-Boy Hide-a-bed, pink/beige velvet; Queen-size BR suite: Headboard, dresser, armoire and 2 night tables; Sealy twin bed + mattress. Call 604-789-1518 or 604-945-8535


AMERICAN Red Nose 3 Males, purebred, no papers, 8 wks old with shots.$800 (604) 842-4150

ST BERNESE Beautiful blend of St. Bernard and Bernese mtn dog. Ready now. $700 Call: (604) 796-0116 email:

FREE DIRT - Delivered for free. North & West Van. Minimum 5 yards. 604-985-4211


MAPLE TABLE $350, four chairs $235; Garden Harvest dishes, 64 pcs $175. Call: (604) 307-0404 Eddie Bauer Couch $500, coffee & end tbl glass & wrought iron $150, dresser $200, flr lamp $60, antique chandelier $200, kingbed/matt/frame $300, dining tbl/4chrs $500. 604 986-5358 KITCHEN TABLE, w/2 chairs, 51/2 x 71/2 native indian design rug, $100/both. 604-914-0229

Wanted to Buy

STAMPS wanted Collector looking to buy stamp collections. email:

PUREBRED Pitbull Puppy 12 wk male, shots, family raised,$650 604-989-2377


Pet Services

STAIN/PET URINE TREATMENT Specialist in carpet, sofa, mattress cleaning. 604-536-7627

Daycare Centres

DAYCARE AVAIL 0-12 yrs old, 5 days, 7am-6pm. Little Einstein Daycare, N Van 604-618-7592


Preschools/ Kindergarten


The Tsleil-Waututh Child & Family Development Centre has limited P/T spaces. Have your child engage with other children & experience a stimulating environment, in a First Nation’s setting. Please call Marc at 604-929-0693

LIKE NEW, 1 piece walnut buffet, 75’’ high x 5 ft long x 18 1/2’’ wide $300 obo. 604-987-3484 MAHOGANY BUFFET & hutch, quality 2 pce w/oval table & leaf. gd condition, $300. 604-986-4630

MARKS/SCRATCHES FROM your pet? Restore wood/marble floors. 778-889-7106

WANTED PLUMBERS furnace with melting pot and ladle. Call Bob 778-868-9235



Cares! The North Shore News has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit



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Includes one 3 line guaranteed classified ad for items you didn’t sell!

Give us a call: 604.630.3300 Or place online:


Saturday, June 9 9:00 am-2:00 pm 1236 Caledonia Ave. (by Seycove School)

Everything Must Go -MANY BRAND NEW ITEMS, @ huge discount prices, large quantities and variey of unique products, loads of electronics & cellular access, lighters, Pandora bracelet, tv, exercise equip, tools, dvd’s. Hairdressing items + store quantity Pureology/American Crew @ wholesale prices. Rain or shine!! DONATE YOUR UNWANTED ITEMS FOR SALE or rent your own table for $20. Sat. June 9. 9:30 AM- 2PM Fundraiser for Navy League and Aspire Society. 1555 Forbes Ave and West 16th in North Vancouver. 604 987-1514

HAVE YOU BEEN DENIED Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Contact Allison Schmidt at: 1-877-793-3222


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Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: Janet Mabel Kittson, (otherwise known as Janet Kittson, otherwise known as Mabel Kittson, otherwise known as Janet M. Kittson), Deceased, formerly of North Vancouver, British Columbia. Creditors and others having claims against the Deceased, who died on March 1, 2012, at North Vancouver, BC, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor at #2700 - 700 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC, V7Y 1B8, on or before August 1, 2012, after which the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. CIBC Trust Coorporation, Executor. Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP, Solicitors. NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of John Henry Clark formerly of Capilano Care Centre Revera, 525 Clyde Avenue, West Vancouver, BC V7T 1C4. Deceased are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executrix, c/o P. Charlene Sharratt, #19 - 104 Horel Road, Saltspring Island, BC V8K 2A3. On or before June 22, 2012, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. P. Charlene Sharratt, Executrix.



Business Services



Clutter Taking Over?



2 TWIN long mattress & box spring & metal roller frames, gently worn, free, must pickup, 604-988-3379

BLACK Coffee Table 48/24/18 inch. You pick up. (604) 990-7675 MOVING - Excellent Furniture in Great Condition Solid 48" Oak Dining Table, leaf + 4 chairs $425; Almost new 8’ cotton sofa $275; Queen Solid Pine 4-poster bed $200; Solid Oak Media Centre $25; New bone low-flo toilet - not used $50; Double Maple Bed $25; 18 Spd Mountain Bike $40 email:

Travel Destinations

WATERFRONT COTTAGE sleeps 5. Safe, sandy beach, Roberts Creek. $650/wk. Some vacancies avail. 604-886-2127

SOFA & Loveseat, dark blue, good cond, will sell both or sep. $100 obo. Call 604-922-9724

IKEA COMPUTER desk, free must pickup, great condition. (West Van) 604-726-8296

NORTH VAN Garage Sale, 211 East 18th Street Central Lonsdale: Saturday June 9,10am-2pm Golf Clubs,Twin Strollers, wagons,toys, tools, pier one table, love seat, desks, kitchen items and so much more. Located in the alley.

North Van GARAGE SALE Near Capilano University at 831 Old Lillooet Rd, N Van Sat, June 9, 9am-4pm Big Sale, Like New Electronics, TVs, uplift recliner chair, small upright fridge, toys, clothing & much more! Everything must go!


Garage Sale

NORTH VANCOUVER, Yard Sale, 1270 WEST 23rd Street Pemberton Heights: Sunday June 10, 10 AM - 2 PM Jewellery, plant pots, books, household items etc.




Garage Sale






Body Work

DISCRETE mature European lady on North Shore for sensual massage. ANITA, 604-808-5589

NEW Teak patio furniture. Folding chair $79, Folding table $299, Ext. table $750. 604-834-1399

QUEEN SIZE Mattress Set Brand New. Original Plastic. Never Used. Must sell $200 Call: (604) 790-0021

BENGAL KITTENS, vet ✔ 1st shots dewormed, sweet natured, $800 Mission 1-604-814-1235

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652

GORGEOUS Dining Room Set: $2900. Or Buffet and Hutch: $1450. Gorgeous all wood dining room set: table, 72" long, 44" wide, plus 2 leaves, each 18" long and 44" wide. Buffet and Hutch, 85" high, 73" wide. Will only sell buffet and hutch separately. email:



LABRADOR X (8 weeks) $550 1st shots, dewormed, socialized Abbotsford (604) 657-1584



TRUE ADVICE! TRUE Clarity! TRUE PSYCHICS! 1-877-342-3032 or 1-900-528-6256 or mobile # 4486 (18+) $3.19/min.


Reg’d Health Professionals

★Azalea Physiotherapy★ West Vancouver Book an Appt ★604-281-3345


Empty your Garage Fill Your Wallet

MAKE IT A SUCCESS! Call 604-630-3300

The Art of Asian Bodycare 604-980-8809 101-1075 Marine Dr, North Van



LUXURY MASSAGE 778-340-2778 1053 Marine Dr, North Van




Escort Services

★ HOT BLACK Party Girl ★ Lisa 604-773-2097 I ’ll ROCK your world! ★★★ I DO things you'll never forget! SUMMER 604-727-8182


Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals


Bach from $875 1 Bdrm from $1100 2 Bdrm from $1630 City & Mtn. Views. Includes heat & hot water. Pool, Jacuzzi, sauna & tennis courts on site. Security & video monitoring. On major bus route.

RENTALS 778-802-1627


Storage, heat & h/water included. Close to all ammenities. 1 cat ok. Seasonal pool. 604-985-2926 1 BR $1125 & $1075, New kitchen/bath, dw, ns cat ok, lower Lonsdale, Avail April 15 and May 1, 604-988-1939 1 BR 161 E Keith Rd, ns/np, $900 incls heat/hotwater, prkg, ldry avail June 15th, 604-803-2017


Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals


In the heart of Deep Cove. Step out your door to the beach and shops. 2 level, 1 bedroom condo. N/S & N/P.

Al Dodimead ACD Realty 604 521-0311 view this & other properties @

225 W. 3rd St. 908-7368 1 BR, 1 Bath, parking, shared laundry, lease, no pets. $1150 2BR $1075, Avail Now Heat incl’d, quiet, gated prkg. n/p, view, walk to seabus. 1 year lease 163 West 5th. 604-980-7501

3 BR, hardwood, 1 mile east of 2nd Narrows, incls heat/hotwater, pool, no pets, avail July 1st, $1400/mo. Call 778-320-1554 326 WEST 1st St. 1 br $800 & up. Nr seabus, secure prkg, no pets. Avail NOW. 604-983-6916 365 EAST 2 Street: 1 BDRM: bright corner unit on ground floor with private entrance, h/w & dishwasher. Avail June 15th/ July 1st $995 incl heat & h/w 604-726-4884

Friday, June 8, 2012 - North Shore News - A41


Apartments & Condos


West Van Apt. Rentals

WESTWIND APTS - 2025 Bellevue Ave, W Van, 2 BR Reno’d mtn view & 2 br ocean view Cat OK Senior discount. 604-913-0734 1 BR, 2109 Bellevue. faces SW, view, h/wood, incls hw & heat, Jul1, np/ns, $1170, 604-986-1294 2 BR 1 bth West Van view suite. Newly reno’d, south facing, quiet bldg, on Bellevue. Rent incls heat, h/w, basic cable 604-926-1691


Studio & 1 BR avail. Excellent views, rents incl. heat & h/w. Tennis courts, indoor pool, saunas, exercise & games rooms on premises. Walk to beach & shops. No Pets. 1552 Esquimalt. 604-922-8443

1 BR $900 Lonsdale/21, sunny, np, incls heat, h/w, cable. July 1. adult 604-985-0537, 318-9252 1 BR $955 incls ht/hw, very cln, drapes, h/wood, balc, elev, NP 18/Lonsdale, Jul 1, 604-220-6817 1 BR $960 lower Lonsdale, nr seabus, July 1, ns np, gated prkg, mtn/water view, 604-929-6573 1 BR bright, adult bldg, lrg balc, prk view, newly renod, inste wd, free amens, gated ug prkg, pool/ gym. Walk to sport club, park, bus. NS/NP, Now, $1150/mo incls hot water, lease, 1327 East Keith Rd, 604-986-5554, 604-440-9870

1 BR+ den, large, Time Bldg. decks, wd, ug prkg/2 storage, ns, np July 1. $1650, 604-614-7589

387 E. 5th St. 908-7368 1 BR in a heritage house, utils incls, N/P, lease $875

★ A QUIET BLDG ★ 1BR Top flr, southview, $950, July 1. 1BR 2nd flr south, June15/ July 1, $930 Carpets, drapes, heat, hotwater, gated parking, No Dogs 604-986-7745 Bach $750 avail now. 1BR $950 June 15. 2BR $1240 avail now, 3BR $1550 July 1. Bright large, Lynn Valley, coin laundry, u/g prkg, heat, hw incld, quiet bldg, close to shops & bus, cat ok, NS. Call Diana 604-980-9219

BACH/1 BR, avail June/July 1. Move-in allowance. Quiet, clean building. Rent start $900/mo. Incls heat/hot water. NS/NP. 1 yr lse. Cbl/prkg extra. 604-985-4272

(Family complex )

2 BR, Avail NOW, new reno’s, new cabinets, laminate & tiles, newer appls, prkg, storage, incl heat & hw, playground (Mt Seymour Prkwy). 604-924-3628

1 BR like new Centr. Lonsdale, all appl, prkg, storage, priv entry, ns np. Immed. $1,050 604-986-3700 1 br, spacious 2nd flr, $900 incl heat & h/w, July 1st, ns, np,West 5th. 604-983-9469

1320 CHESTERFIELD AVE. 604-908-7368, 1 BR, balc, prkg, pet ok, $1250 1Br, large, June 1, $900 Total reno’d Heat incl. quiet. drapes. gated or free prkg,no pets 1 yr lease. 310 E. 2 604-780-5646

2 BR $1125, courtyard view, avail July 15, ctrl Lonsdale, incls heat/ hw, no pets, 604-986-6418 2 BR & 1BR W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, July 1st refs req’d 604-960-0452

Luxury Over The Seawall! 1 BR pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287


Houses - Rent

1628 MAHON, by appt, nr schl/ bus, July 1st, 4 BR, new fridge, $1800, NP/NS, 604-925-3294 2 BDRM house, nr Edgemont, h/w flr, w/d, lrg yd, gated prkg, ns/ np, $1600. NOW. 604-988-7338 3 BR, 1 ba, f/p, fenced yard, 1 pet ok, Jones/W 24th, July 1/sooner, $1950. Call 778-877-8672 3 BR, 2 bath, Lynn Valley, 2100 sf, large lot, newly reno’d, avail June 15th. $2995. 604-551-5287 3-4 BR. home Upper Lonsdale, fp, bsmt, large deck, yard, appls, $2250, NS, refs. 604-980-4101

Horseshoe Bay, Seaview, 3BR + den, 2.5 bath, rec room & bsmt, $2500/mo, ns/np 604-922-2332 Panoramic Water View, Dollarton, Contemp 3 BR, 2 ba, 2decks, July 1, $2295/mo, 604-929-5101 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 Bdrm, 1 bath, Cozy HOUSE on 49’x171’lot, Exc Investment. $888/M

ABBOTSFORD - 2087 Lonsdale, Handy Man Special House, 3bd

Delbrook Gardens 777 W.Queens. 2 bdrm townhome $1595; 3 bdrm $2,100 604-990-2971 or weekends 778.227.5042 2 BR, large corner, $1150 incl heat, cable & prkg, balcony, St.George/15th, n/s no pets, July 1st. 604-921-1572, 604-828-9917

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

BAYSIDE TOWERS Apts Stud/1/2bdrm avail. incl. Heat/ Water, No pets. 604-999-2000

Park Royal Towers Completely Renovated

1 & 2 Bdrm. Suites 1 BR (700-770 sq.ft.) 2 BR (1070 sq.ft.)

Spectacular City & Ocean Views! Walk to Shops & Transit Hardwood Floors Gym, Swimming Pool Rent includes all utilities.

1-877-273-8716 935 Marine Drive

PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bdrm, ocean views, dw, n/p, n/s avail July 1st. By appt. 604-921-7800 WHITEHALL APT’S 1640 Esquimalt BR $1400 604-990-2971 weekends 778-238-4798.


Duplexes - Rent

3 BDRM, 1.5 bath, in sunny Brackendale, Squamish, 40 mins from NVan, 1800 sf, huge back yard, $1200/mth, 604-922-4635 BEST LOCATION, 3 bdrms city view, big living&dining rm & balcony, ns, np, W. Keith Rd. $1,900 604-719-8263 *604-971-2723


Furnished Accommodation

1 BR $1100 & 2 BR $1475 Move in Bonus. Avail Now. Ocean view. Indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Heat & Hot Water incls. Call 604-986-3356

1 BR large garden level, Grand Blvd, priv entry, w/d, f/p, incls TV, internet, utils, walk LGH, bus, shops, suit quiet single person, ns, np, refs, $1200. 604-986-7973

HI RISE. Central Lonsdale, Bachelor ste From $870. July 1. Incl heat/hw. N/P, 604-985-3650

1 BR new designer, 800sf. min 2 mo lse, net, cable, gas fp, dw, wd, avail June 1st, nr prk, Brit Prop, WVan $1300, 604-926-7044

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. 2 BR: Now/July 1 3 BR: July 1st. 604-988-3828

A SHORT STAY North Shore & Kitsilano 1 & 2 br + p/house. Renos, families, execs 604-987-2691

2 BR bright spacious, central Lonsdale, quiet well kept bldg. ns, np, June 1. $1249 incl heat/hw, prkg. 604-904-7545

PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool, parking available. ★ Bachelor $875 ★ 1 BR with den $1150 No pets, 604-988-7379

Grand Manor Guest House/Apt Rooms-Suites / Daily-Wkly Rates 604-988-6082

2 BR fully reno’d, large, bright, $1295, avail June 1, new carpet, heat, howater, storage, N/P, 225 E 12th 604-971-2456

TUCKTON PLACE 1520 Chesterfield. Studio $835. 604 990-2971, Wkend 778 340-7406

HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit

2 BR, 2 bth, Lower Lonsdale, 4 yr old bldg, 1 u/g prkg, $2000 incls heat, ns np July 1. 604-618-9696

HOST FAMILY wanted. Please contact us at 604-688-1811 or e-mail:

w/ 2bd Suite, Quiet Area...$1,388/M VANCOUVER - 1066 East 8th Ave

BLUERIDGE APTS 1 BR Immac, balc/patio, view, newly reno’d, gated prkg, ns/np, Now, $1250 + utils, 604-987-8449



1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br avail Move-in Bonus Fitness rm out door pool, nr shops, transit & Seawall. 1 yr lease, N/pets. Heat, hw incl’d. Member of Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. 604-922-4322

1 BR, 240 St Andrews, South facing, balcony hardwood. $950 + utils, ns, avail now 604-551-0890 1 BR, 264 W 2nd, N Van, city view, f/p, 865sf, u/g prkg, quiet bldg, np, July 1. $975. 604-987-4108, 604-988-1356


1Br Mt. Pleasant Condo, Quiet, Cental Area, Solid Bldg...$788/M RICHMOND - 8031 Ryan Rd, 3Br Condo, Quiet, Spacious Top Flr, Cental, Convenient Area...$888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663

W Van, Dundarave, walk to shops, seawall, new carpets/ paint, 3 bdrm, den, bsmt, (or 4 bdrms) $3600/m, no pets, Details @ Call 604-319-7674


Office/Retail Rent

OFFICE SPACE - Capilano & Marine Dr area, from 1 to 3 offices available. 604-220-0505


Shared Accommodation


North Vancouver

FURNISHED BDRMS $500 & $600 incl utils & internet, Upper Lonsdale, ns, prefer female, avail now 604-984-1258


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM bsmt, Upper Delbrook, $950 + utils, shrd w/d, n/s, no pets, avail now..604-219-9620 1 BR bsmt, upr Lonsdale, NS/NP, avail July 1st, nr schls/bus, $900 incls utils, 604-985-3429 1 BR bsmt, Westview, ns,np, no drugs, suits 1, $775 incls hydro, net, July 1, 604-987-3336 1 BR + den bsmt, BRAND NEW family room, w/d, d/w, patio, alrm, hydro & cable, ns np, Central Lonsdale $1275. 604-985-6607 1 BR Dundarave, garden lvl, near bus & shops. Part furnished, $980 incls utils, July 1. 604-926-5161 1 BR glvl, Grand Blvd, lrg, bright, newer/open concept, patio, ns, np, 900sf, July 1, inste w/d, $1250 incls utils + cbl, 604-904-8982 2 BDRM bsmt suite, brand new, 550 sf, ctrl Lonsdale, E 19th/ Ridgeway, own entry, w/d, all new appls, no pets, n/s, internet, utils incl $1250. 604-904-9459 2 BDRM, garden level, UPPER LYNN Valley, bright and spacious, gd cond, , f/p, nr bus, n/s, n/p, July 1, $1200 + 1/2 utils. 604-925-4396 or 604-418-0930 2 BR bsmt ste, Lynn Valley, share w/d, cat ok, July 1, $1050 + % utils 778-338-3846 2 BR, garden ste, Lower Lonsdale, 1,000 sf, new appl, full bath, w/d, f/p, N/S N/P, $1200 + 1/2 utils, 604-990-6730 2 BR, great suite, Blueridge, new kitchen, inste wd, ns/np, $1400 incl utils, July 1. 604-787-6245


Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR grnd level ste, Grand Blvd area, bright, quiet, shared w/d, nr bus, n/s n/p $1200 incl hydro, July 1st, Refs, View Sat 12-2, Sun 4-6, 823 E 12th St. 604-990-9610

2 BR large bsmt suite, Lynn Valley, own entry, w/d, util incl, n/s, n/p, $1300. 604-990-0621

2BR garden ste, south facing, wd/ dw, f/bath, gas fp, hw flrs, prkg, ns, pets ok, Jul 1, $1400 +1/3 util, incls cable/net 604-986-3905 2br+ Lux garden, jacuzzi in mster, 2ba, granite island, ns, np, fp, $1850+util Jul 1, 604-916-0760 3 BR, top floor, large living room kitchen, dining rm, 2 bath, 6 appl. 1/2 garage, big back yrd, Grnd Blvd nr schools/hospital, ns, np, $2200+utils. Now 604-985-4263 3 BR, upper ste, 2bath, upper Lonsdale, wd, np, ns, avail Jun 15 $1700 incl utils, 604-980-8224 4 BR British Properties main flr, 2 bath, f/p, 5 appl, nr Sentinal & Chartwell schools, prkg, storage, no pets. $2780 604-922-3499 2 BR ste, Lynn Valley, new carpets, w/d, nr amens, ns/np, $1100 + utils, 604-987-5800 GRAND BLVD area, Upstairs 2BR, lg, f/p, 550sq' of sundeck, beautiful view. $1800. June 1st. 604 255-1952 HORSESHOE BAY 1 BR, suits one, close to shops, bus & beach $650, June 1st, 778-994-3984


Suites/Partial Houses

MOUNTAIN HWY, 2 BR ste, Newly Reno’d, $1200 incls utils, w/d, priv ent, n/s, n/p, Avail now.


Warehouse/ Commercial

INDUSTRIAL STORAGE 980 sq.ft, Dominion St. N.Van, $850/mth.+ HST. 604-921-9536

2BDRM $1350. Large, clean, Vault Ceilings, D/W W/D, laminate flrs, Nr bus & Hwy. Cats OK. 50% util. (778) 668-5564


Townhouses Rent

2 BR, den, Parkgate area. 2.5 ba., d/w, w/d, f/p, garage, patio, ns np, July 15 $2400+util 604-805-9150 3 BR Architectural Design Award Winning Garden T/H. A Must See! Cntrl Londsdale, NS, $2150/mo, July 1st, 604-910-2435

3BR AVAIL. Move-in allowance. 5 appls., 1 bath, variable lease term. NP/NS. Rent starts at $1750/mo. Call, 604-986-0511


Wanted To Rent

MATURE DISTRICT MANAGER seeks West Van home or condo at reasonable 2 yr + plus lease rate. Pls call 604-925-7003 WEST VAN APT, 1400-1500sf, long term lease. Must be crisp & bright, Budget $3500/mo. Mature couple, no pets, n/s, great refs. Call Louis 778-874-7771


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Lots & Acreage

North Delta

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Seniors special age 55+ Ask about free legal fees for seniors. Chilliwack 604-846-6506 Abbotsford 604-852-5592 No obligation consultation. Al Dahl...Lighthouse Realty.


Real Estate Services


Langley/ Aldergrove

6008-18 ADAM LLOYD 604.526.2888 Re/Max Advantage Realty Buy or Sell with Me and Use My Truck for Free!

#210-815-4TH AVE, Uptown New West. 1 BR, $138,500, Large Bright Rms. 650 SF. Full Reno; All flrs, 4 S/S Appls, New Plumbing, Roof, 125 Amp Panel, 20 outlets, Indoor Pool, Prkg, Dog, Kids OK. 7 blocks to New West Skytrain, 4 blocks to 180 stores. Call John 778-397-0508 Can’t Qualify for a Mortgage? Call for solutions. Great rates! 2.79% 5 year variable 3.05% 5 year fixed 3.99% 10 year fixed Mortgage Broker Specialist Martinique Walker, AMP Verico Assent Mortgage Corp Call: 604-984-9159 Toll Free: 866-984-9159

N. WEST: Uptown, 2 BR, Sunny west exp, inste W/D + 4 appls, F/P, sec prkg, locker. Rentals/ Pets OK. Near transit. $215,500. HIRA • Sutton• 604-318-9474

OPEN SUN, 2-4. #1706-612- 5th Ave. Incredible views! 1086 sf. 1.5 baths. 1 BR + den. $288,000. Brian Erhardt, Royal LePage Coronation West, 604-649-4382. DO YOU NEED CASH???? Unlock your homes equity today. We lend even if the banks say no!! Mortgage Direct 604-531-0166

DRIVE BY 1618 Grant deluxe 1 br+den, 820 sf, nr all ammens, $220 k, Jim 604-786-7977 amexrlty



1BDRM/1BTH 306-4280 MONCTON Richmond open plan, 7 years old,$352,500 Call: (604) 765-6643 email:



12239-92ND AVE. End unit twnhse, 1,450sf, 2 levels, 3 good sized BR, 3 baths, back yd, patio. Complex recent updated. $329k. Ahmed, C-21, 604-518-3601


North Vancouver

Desirable North Vancouver Paul: 604-789-4924

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! 3 br 3 ba, 2045sf duplex style T/home, ss appls, fenced yard, finished bsmt, dble garage. $462,900. Virtual tour

NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $138,900 778-882-7411 see id5546

❏ Quick Sale, below assesment reno’d top flr, 2 BR, 2 bath, 1225sf, $249K. ❏ Top floor, renod 1BR, 1bath, 752sf, asking $169k. Fully rained screened, nr amens. Mala, Sutton, 778-859-4458

One call does it all...


3BDRM/2.5BTH #46-728 W14TH Street NV - OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN 2-4PM Rooftop patio with mtn, city & water views. Only 4 years old, Ceasarstone, SS appl & 2 parking stalls. V951636. $589,900. Call: Eric Lum (604) 377-9906


SENIOR’S ALERT 1200sf 2br 2ba upper level tnhouse w/chairlift $239K 604-951-7738 see id5547


Vancouver East Side

OWN THE Land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile $185K 604-824-7803 kids OK, see id5541

LANGLEY [WILLOUGHBY] Immaculate 3 bdrm, 3 bath det. 6 yr old home at $585,500 neg. Open plan, granite, ss appl. vaulted ceil. Tel: 604.721.4414

LOVELY VIEWS! 3BD/2.5BTH West Vancouver, Best Location, Lifestyle, Kitchen, Cherrywood Foors, Like New, Just Gorgeous $1,690,000. Tel: (778) 855-7375

OPEN HOUSE Sundays 1-3PM 9420 Woodbine St, Chilliwack 45+ Rancher in Quiet Gated Community, 2 BR, 2 f/bath, all appls, 1200sf, dble garage, maint free yard, strata fee $136mo. REDUCED $229,900. Motivated. 1 604 625-3498


THOM CREEK Ranch - House for Sale By Owner. In Chilliwack’s premier retirement complex. 2090 sq ft finished plus 294 unfinished ready to model. In the top row with superb, unspoilable views of the City, mountains and way beyond. Excellent Clubhouse. Friendly neighbours $440,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-824-1892

372 East 48th Ave, Vancouver 4 beds/2 baths, 1155 sqft+bsmt suite, 45x143 lot. $1,069,000 OPEN HOUSE SUN 2-4

Houses - Sale



949 HARRIS AVE, COQUITLAM Fabulous updated character home on gorgeous fenced lot with lane access! $599,900. Call Joe Campbell Personal Real Estate Corporation RE/MAX Crest Realty 604-985-7653

6020-14 2BDRM/2BTH #308-10186-155 Street Move in ready! Designer colors, custom bar. Near transit, mall, park. $216,000 (604) 808-6847

Langley/ Aldergrove

7243 199 Street, Langley Beautiful 4 BR family home with legal bsmt ste, central location, $629,000. Sutton West Coast RUPE MANN 778 240-7914


Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL (Maple Ridge) 5 acres, south facing view, owner occupied 2 storey home in Thornhill’s designated Urban Reserve, $1,550,000. No real estate commission. Call 604 760-3792


★ WE BUY HOMES ★ Damaged Homes! Pretty Homes! Any Condition! No Fees! No Risk! Quick Cash! Convenient! Private! (604) 626-9647


New Westminster

★ WE BUY HOMES ★ Damaged Homes! Pretty Homes! Any Condition! No Fees! No Risk! Quick Cash! Convenient! Private! (604) 626-9647 OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun June 9/10, 2-4pm, #104 - 2600 E 49th Ave. $314,500. 2 BR 843 sf condo. Great loc, nr bus/shops at your doorstep. Call Now Pat Ginn, Sutton WestCoast 604-220-9188


Difficulty Making Payments?

No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! / 604-786-4663

UPPER LYNN NVan, home for sale, 3 up 2 down very close to school, $839,900 604-980-7451


FLEETWOOD IMMACULATE 1785sf 3br 2.5ba, double sxs garage $409,900 604-507-8186 see id5525

OPEN HOUSE Sun, Jun 10, 2-4pm, 220 Queens Ave, N.West. 5 Br, 3 bath, 10,765 sf lot, approx 5,000 sf , inclds 2BR bsmt ste. parlike back yd. $1,388,000. Gerri, Mac Rlty, 604-761-3464


Okanagen/ Interior

EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $140,000. Nice trees. No time limit to build. Owner wants to retire. Will carry financing. Also: 1 spectacular 3 acre parcel $390,000. 1-250-558-7888

LIVE ON Mayne Island 2 lots,one Turn Key house all for $380.000, 250-539-5011 mayneislandhome/

HOUSE ON 1/2 acre lot, rented, 13690 Bentley Road, good investment. $695K 604-324-0655

NEWTON BEAUTIFUL cozy 2479sf 5br 3.5bath ½ duplex, suite $464,500 604-592-6703 see id5542

SRY; FLEETWOOD GEM! 15556 - 92A Ave. Well maintained 2850sf Home, many updates, new Yaletown style in-law ste. 11,300sf Lot! Near all amens, schools, transit, shops. 1st time on market original Builder/Owner. $658,500. By appt, serious inquiries only please. No agents. BY OWNER Dave 604-589-2248 WANTED We Buy Homes & Town Homes anywhere in the Lower Mainland. NO real estate commission. Please call 604 760-3792


Vancouver East Side

OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion.

SALE BY OWNER Vcr lot w/house, approx 37x103, Killarney paved alley, mins to bus/skytrain nr schools, shops, rec ctre. 604-619-0964* 604-916-5104

8186 Nelson Street, Mission Building lot 0.89 acres RE/MAX All $335,900. Call: (604) 328-8127

★ Five Stunning 5 acre oceanfrontlots near Horton Bay on Mayne Island from $404,000 Greg Rowland, Sotheby’s Intl Rlty Canada, Call 250-665-6868

North Vancouver


Real Estate

BC Area Foreclosures Free list w/pics $250K and Up These Must be SOLD



5049 SMITH AVE., BURNABY Brand new single duplex, 5 BR, 4 baths, rentable ste, $839,000. To view call 604-518-8100


PROPERTY CARETAKER Having problems with a tenant? Need property maintence done? Call someone with 30 years exp. Call Bentley • 604-539-2533

1 BDRM Top floor, granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. Phone 604-795-7367

WALNUT GROVE quiet 1311sf 3br 1.5ba w/private back yard $297,800 778-565-5082 see id5539

New Westminster


7610 Barrymore Dr N Delta $649,000 Open House Sat/Sun June 9th & 10th 2-4 pm Fab 3000+ sq.ft. Family Home in Royal York. DAN SKALNIK 604-377-7008 Coldwell Banker 'Bringing People Together'


2BDRM/2BTH 406-450 Bromley, COQUITLAM Private corner unit with a view; Recent upgrades OVER $22,000 (new bathrooms/floors/appls). Well run building, new roof. Steps from shopping (Thrifty’s, Starbucks,Yoga,Subway,Sushi). $279,888. Call (604) 808-2962

For Sale by Owner

BURNABY South; CORNER 8810sq ft lot 3 BR 1200sf home. $999,000. No agents. 604-439-7554


Condos/ Townhouses


SENIOR’S ALERT beautifully updated 976sf 2nd fl 2br 2ba $208K 604-542-0233 +55 bldg see id5527


White Rock Tea & Giftshop $60K + Inventory Call Jeff 604-889-9164 for info

1 BDRM Condo in Chwk, 780sf, 55+ bldg, reduced to $85,000. 604-219-8485 or 604-583-2510

SELLING / BUYING EMMERY LEUNG 604-728-7170 Have qualified BUYER! Realtor speaks English, Cantonese & Mandarin. Homeland Realty

3BDRM/3BTH CITADEL 1024 Yarmouth St PoCo V3C 5H4 RE/MAX ALL POINTS REALTY $608,800 Call: (604) 328-8127



Out Of Town Property

Fabulous Summer Home Terrific Retirement Home Country Bed & Breakfast $537,500 USD * 2,750 sqft./ on .95 acres* * 4 Bedrooms * 3.25 Bathrooms * Oversized 2 Car Garage * Carport & Outbuilding * Drive onto Beautiful Samish Island, just North of Anacortes, Wa., to this custom Craftsman home with 25 feet of waterfront with adjacent road access. Park like setting. Two level exotic wood deck with views of Padilla Bay. Master with high ceilings, walk in closet, attached bath and solid Carerra marble surfaces. Bonus room upstairs. Extensive hardwoods, solid fir doors, walkin pantry, plenty of indoor storage, maple cabinets. For more information pls call:

Robert & Nancy Chaney, (for sale by owners) 9418 Marshall Rd, Bow, WA


West Vancouver

OPEN Sunday, June 10th 1:30 - 4:30pm, 914 Sinclair St., Ambleside, West Van. Charming 3 br house with 1 br garden suite. Extensive update, large lot with creek & partial ocean views. $1.69 M. Mick Matheusik, NAI Commerical 604-617-2902


Summer get Away or Year Round Living. 1996-30 ft. Corsair 5th Wheel. #20 in South Valley RV Park, 7th Ave. across from Christie Park on Skaha Lake. Steps to beach. Great lot, lease $359/mth. R.V. $15,900 Call: 778.867.8735

Lots & Acreage

DOUBLE LOT We will buy your double or single lot realtor ok north or west van 778 891 1474

MEXICO SAN CARLOS Beautiful Executive retirement home 5 hrs from Arizona! 3000sf incls sep guest hse. $229k 604-364-6441


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Out Of Town Property

COZY 2 bdrm on 10 acres in Lone Butte, barn, 2 car garage, new, no steps, complete reno, oak beams in L/R, large deck, drilled well, outbuildings. Close to Horse, Watch and Green Lakes. $278,000. Call 604-467-7144 or 604-250-1668


Appliance Repairs

SERVICE & PARTS. Washer & dryers, stoves, d/w and fridges. Lic’d & insured. 604-346-8925



Fancy Decks made with quality material. See our work at call Paul 604-787-7484



BEAUTIFUL Cedar Fences. Custom/pre-made. 778-322-8645

NORTH SHORE FENCES Quality work by professionals Repairs and construction Call 604-230-3559

Carpet Cleaning

GOOD CARPET INSTALLER Repair, wrinkles,etc, lino too, reas rate, 25yrs exp. 604-984-7111

FANNY BAY, VAN. ISLAND WATERFRONT HOME 90’ of waterfront with a stunning custom built home offering panoramic views of Baynes Sound over to Denman Isl. from every room. 90x170’ lot. Approx. 1500sq.ft. of beautiful architecture with 2 bdrm, 2 full baths & full basement for storage. MLS#316185 Virtual tour at $699,000 Estate Sale Scampi Hirst Angell Hasman & Associates Realty. 604-728-6052


Recreation Property




Flooring/ Refinishing



Reasonable rates, exc refs. For free est. Anna Cell 778-868-7714

CLEANING BY JENNIFER 13 yrs exp. 604-537-4749



N.C.B. CONCRETE LTD. Specializing in residential concrete. Repair, removal and new installation. Patio specialists. 604-988-9523, 604-988-9495 Sculpture Concrete Rock, retaining wall, water feature, walkway, stairs, ent. way, 778-238-7245

6 Lakeshore Drive, Cultus Lake $1,229,000, Luxurious Lakeside living at Cultus Lake, Vancouver’s closest fresh water ski lake. A thoughtfuly designed 5 BR, 3lvl home. Perfect for summer vacation or year round living. Nancy-Jean O’Carroll, Sothebys Int’l Rlty Canada, 604-805-7053

Sanding & Refinishing Installation Quality Workmanship Free Estimates Fully Licensed & Insured


Golden Hardwood & Laminate & Tiles. Prof install, refinishing, sanding & repairs. 778-858-7263

18 YRS Professional cleaner has openings. Exc refs 604-980-1495 $20/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477



ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321 AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476 Boarding, Taping & Painting, Small Jobs Welcome! Reliable, Free Est. Gary ★ 604-710-7769



CULTUS LAKE beautiful year round RV site grt location, low fees, all ament., $117,500. 1-604-795-9785

Installation • Refinishing • Repairs ART of HARDWOOD FLOORS 604-240-3344 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508


Glass Mirrors

STAINED Glass Equipment for sale. Full contents for stained glass business. Glass, tools, books, metal etc.(604) 885-9995 or email:



Sunshine Coast

GREAT CANADIAN LAWNS New lawns & repairs, lawn mtce, landscaping, lighting, patios 604-924-LAWN (5296) Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in, irrigation. 604.782.4322

GARDEN SERVICES LTD. Lawn Maintenance, General Clean-Up, Power Raking, Moss Control, Aerating. Trim, Top, Prune. All types of lawn & garden applications. Free Est.

Call Sukh:

604-726-9152 604-984-1988


NO HST! til June 30

(max. $400)

• Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention 25 year Warranteed Leaf & Needle Guard WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee


Al Isaac (former owner of West Van Shell) & son Colin • Cut & Edge • Aeration Packages • Yard Clean Ups • Garden Services SIGN UP TODAY FOR Spring Services & Receive 10% OFF FREE QUOTES

604.986.0003 Office 604.561.9100 Colin 604.218.7644 Al


A.All Area Gardening Service

QUALITY WORK AT AN HONEST PRICE Taves Roofing 604 980-1058



Lawn Maintenance • Aerating Moss Control • Power Raking Trim • Prune • Top • Gen. Clean-Up

604-716-8479 or 604-984-1988

TOP SOIL, sand, gravel, etc. Pick-up or Delivery. Headwater Management, 175 Harbour Ave, North Van 604-985-6667




Garden Services

Certified Horticulturists Design • Planting • Maintenance Fall Clean-ups. Call Scott.

Michael 778-868-5079


A-1 JOB by Arms & Minds Renos Carpentry cabinets, doors, finishing,

Performance Garden Service

flooring, deck, fence, drywall, paint, plumbing, electrical. Mark 604-761-7745

ALL ASPECTS of Home Improvements, Int/ext, painting, flring, finishing. 604-929-8177

Moving & Storage

INSTANT MOVE QUOTES Renos & Repairs. References. 25 years exp. 604-988-4809

Renovations & Repair lam/wood flooring/tiling, finishing carpentry, drywall, paint, counter tops. Qlty work, Free est. 778-893-7277



ON SITE Reno’s. Bathrooms remodelling. Mike 604-351-9316

ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45 hr honest 26 yrs est 506-7576.

Free Estimates

2012 Special Aeration, moss control and lawn maintenance, $95 604-726-9153 & 604-926-1526 B. DHALIWAL GARDENING & LANDSCAPING LTD Lawn maintenance, general cleanup, power raking, moss control, aerating. Complete lawn/ garden serv. Bill 604-317-9961 ★Call Jungle George ■ Hedge ■ Trees ■ Pruning ■ Dumping yard cleanup. 604-317-3552 Serafina Garden Services Maintenance, Design, Organic References Avail , 604-984-4433


Interior/Exterior Specialist Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate



We accept Visa, MC, Amex



A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $117. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700 ALL-WAYS PAINTING Quality work, affordable price. Int/ ext. Spring special 604-985-0402 AVALLON PAINTING LTD Inter/Ext, Res/Comm, WCB, Ins. Free Est. 25 Yrs Exp. Call 604-353-5893 CONFIDENT PAINTING LTD Int/Ext Specialist 20 yr exp. Reas rates, quality. Licensed, Ins, WCB

DVK PAINTING LTD. Call Dave Ext/Int. Res/Comm. Quality work. Great rates. WCB. 604-354-2930 Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205 POINT GREY PAINTING LTD Int/Ext - Quality Guaranteed Free Est * 25% off Summer Promo til Aug 31st! 604-725-0908 QUICK RESPONSE Painting & Pressure Washing. 25 yrs exp. 604-551-4267 or 604-987-8159 RICKY DEWAN PAINTING Int, ext, strata. Power washing, small repairs. 604-299-5831, cell 604-833-7529


Oil Tank Removal

TANKTECH Certified Oil Tank Removal & Remediation Specialists. res/com. Free est. 604-328-1234


Painting/ Wallpaper


• Exterior/Interior Projects • Written Warranty • Years of Experience • Fully Insured • WCB Covered Professional Crew of Ticketed Painters



Patios/Decks/ Railings

EURO PRO FACE LIFT. Patios & Decks. Mario 604-805-5651, 604-434-3771


MATT 604-988-4644 Licensed, Bonded & Insured

★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617


PLUMBING & DRAINAGE Licenced Plumber 604-729-6695

GLOBAL PLUMBING BBB+ Lic. Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/hr,

24/7. 604-987-7473, 604-721-6075.

★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reasonable rates. 604-809-3842


❏ Senior’s Discount ❏ Military Discount ❏ Same Day Hotwater Tank ❏ No Job Too Small ❏ Licensed & Insured ❏ BBB

Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates

NAHANEE MOVING.COM Family Owned. Evening moves available. Bonded, Insured. Non Smoking, Free Est. 604-782-3973

Call 778-713-3334

Actual Plumbing ★ 24 / 7★

LOCAL MOVERS big/small, deliveries, rubbish, recyling, good service 604-603-3533, 925-3186

THE MOVER FROM 1, 3 & 6 ton



RONALDO PAINTING (1981) Master in Quality & Service 5 million insured, WCB, 778-881-6478

LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956 SAVE ON PLUMBING Licensed Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/HR. Same day service. 604-987-7473 Samy

PLUMBER Service and repairs, Hot water tanks, Heating, Gas Fitting, Renos (604) 910-4116


Power Washing

ALLWAYS Pressure Washing Comm/res. Driveways, sidewalks Spring Special 604-985-0402 DECKS, PATIOS, pools, driveways. 25 yrs exp on North Shore. Free ests. Call Al 604-782-3973


cont. on next page


Paving/Seal Coating

ASPHALT PAVING Driveway, Walkway & Parking Lot

Garage Apron / Speed Bump / Pot Hole Commercial & Residential


ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

For information call


Any project,


or small...

LAWNCUTS Graig 604-986-3463


Home Services

Labourer Available rain or shine North Shore Odd Job Services Michael 778-868-5079


Painting/ Wallpaper


Jean-Guy 604-626-1975


- Indoor/Outdoor - Clean up, removal, etc. North Shore Odd Job Services


Best Price Beautiful Cedar Fence ★ Install or Repair ★ Swiss Craftmanship ERWIN 778-835-5015

Lawn maint, cleanups, moss control, aerating, trim, top, prune. All types of lawn and garden apps. Free est.


- Home & Garden - Rain or Shine

ABEAM Contracting

❏ Quality Outdoor Projects ❏ Carpentry ❏ Repairs & more ❏ Reliable ❏ References Avail

PRUNING & YARD CLEAN-UP, mtnce, power rake, power wash hedges. Russel, 604-761-0830

Allwest Garden Service


Ny Ton Gardening yard & lawn maint. trimming, shrubs, hedging, new grass, etc. 604-782-5288




LONSDALE ELECTRIC lic#1756 Panel changes & renos 604-988-7232, 604-842-0687

LIONS GATE Landscaping Ltd. All your garden needs. 604-788-9687


North Shore Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-988-5294

Electrical • Power • Lighting New or Renovations. Insured. Lic #18870 • 604-728-4336

JB GARDEN SERVICE Hedges, trimming & cleanups, weeding. Call Terry 604-354-6649

Constructive Landscaping Stonework.paving stones, Cedar decks/fences, Pergola’s. 30 yrs exp. Call Danny 604-250-7824

604-726-9153 604-926-1526

Cyrus Electric Lic# 106868 new construction & reno - big & small - best rate 604-781-9044

GREAT LOOKING Landscapes Full service landscape & garden maint. Call Dave: 604-764-7220

Lawn & Garden


Best rates, local, Reliable, 24-7 free est. All job sizes 100% satisfaction. Adam 604-765-8439

Lawn & Garden

ARCADIA STONEWORK bricks, blocks, natural, cultured & paving stones. Alex - 778-895-6170

Free Estimates 604-583-7002

Call Richard 604-928-2944 SUNSHINE COAST 4-PLEX Grossing 49K - 7% Cap Rate Price $625,000.Located in upper Gibsons. For info Call Neil Sandy (604) 989-6345 Remax top 20

Design - Consultation- Installation 604-518-5661

Installed • Cleaned • Repaired

DNE ELECTRIC Lic #89267 ALL Your Electrical Needs. Panel Upgrading. Reasonable Free Estimate 604-999-2332


★CNN★ Specializing in Weeding! Maint & Yard Work Free Est. Nick 778-840-6573

Small or Big Jobs, We Do it All!

ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Bonded & insured 604-842-5276

GETAWAY ON GALIANO ISLAND (Lt.27 Stewart Rd). Completely furnished home & cabin on .9 acre w/private beach, deep water mourage, $999,000. 604-802-8711. View website for more info, photos & virtual tour:

★ Stonework.paving stones ★ Cedar decks/fencing ★ Pergola’s ★ 30 yrs exp Call Danny 604-250-7824



#1 Electrical in Greater Vancouver!

A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319

CWK 2 BR, 1 bath. 1 car garage crn lot, fenced yrd, new reno, free hold $149,900. 1-360-637-8442



Ebony Electric

BEST LAKE FRONT FROM VAN only 1 hr, nr Bellingham, 2,900 sft, 5 br, 4.5 bath, 18 yr old home. Beautiful low bank waterfront, $739,000. Call 604-734-1300





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Avallon Painting Ltd. Interior | Exterior Residential | Commercial WCB | Insured Free Estimates 25 Years Experience


ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee



Find all the help you need in the Home Services section

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HOME SERVICES cont. from previous page


Renovations & Home Improvement


Complete Renos & Additions, incl.: Kitchen & Bath Improvements • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements

Bill 604-298-1222

Home and Business Renovation & Maintenance 604-785-9770

ALLEY LANE HOMES & MORE LTD. New Home Warranty New Homes, Renovations & Additions



40 years experience

Renos, additions, decks, kitchens, basement suites, drywall, tiling - Low Cost





ACKER’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Quick. 7 days. Fast & reliable. Spencer 604-924-1511


NO HST! til June 30

(max. 400) $

• Roofing & Roof Repairs • Duroid, Cedar, Torch-on • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention • Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee


TAVES ROOFING QUALITY WORK AT AN HONEST PRICE Serving our Community for over 25 Years Finance Available (OAC) • 24 Hour Emergency Service


1968 THUNDERBIRD 429 quadra

HOMEX HAULING & Deliveries. Please call Luigi at 778-994-5403

1969 FORD Falcon Futura 302 auto, fully restored, immac paint & body, numerous high performance options. $13,500. Photos at Call 604-307-0201

ROD’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Prompt, reliable, reasonable. 7 days/week. Rod 604-985-7193


ALL STUCCO, chimney and cement work. Professional, inexpensive reliable and fast 604-715-2071 J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. 604-761-6079



John 604.916.2305 20 yrs exp

“We Keep you Dry”

Call for your free estimate now

AFFORDABLE QUALITY Tiling. 25 yrs North Shore. 100’s satisfied customers Kris 604-346-6410

Save $500 Ask Us How A+




★All Tiling, Repairs, Remodels Bathrooms, kitchens, patios. Free est. Call Mike 604-761-4448 or


All Renovations & Additions, Ins. Quality Work


Tried & True Since 1902

Call for a free estimate:


Visit us online to receive a special discount: RENOS & NEW CONSTRUCTION 20 years exp • Excellent ref’s Hands On Project Management From Concept To Completion

604.987.9586 • 604.740.7420 A new deck, kitchen or bath. Addition? M&T Projects fully insured 604-537-3632

ABEAM Contracting ★ Reno’s, Decks, Fences & Construction Richard 604-928-2944 Actual Plumbing & Heating, 24/7, Seniors/Military Disc. Lic. & Insured BBB, 604-908-1469 All In Wonder Construction for all your reno & repair needs. Designer & contractor. Fully insured, licensed 604-715-0404

SKY VIEW ROOFING LTD ✔ Licenced & Insured ✔ Excellent References 10% Discount off any written quote!



All types - Reroofs & Repairs Insured/WCB 604-349-1958 Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Roofing installations & repairs. 1-877-602-7346 CURTIS JOHN ROOFING (since 1978) Roof tune-up from $149. 24 hr repair. 604-985-1913

ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582 BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renos & Repairs. 604-986-2871 D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832 EBONY ELECTRIC Small or Big Jobs! Free Est. 604-583-7002

FAIRWAY PAINTING 604 729-1234 FENCES, DECKS, Concrete Form Work, Retaining Walls, Garages. Larry • 604-338-9272 HANDYMAN - framing, decks, tiles, hardwood, drywall, re-roof. Total additions & basements. Ken 604-500-2426 or 604-455-0740

MATCO DESIGN - Renovations

*Additions *Quality Work *Ref’s 30 years experience! 604-720-1564

TOP SOIL, SAND, GRAVEL, etc. Pick-up or Delivery


Tree Services


Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Fully insured & WCB

1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $49,900. Call 604-889-2525



2004 DODGE SX 2.0, 127,000 kms, aircared, air, sunroof, tilt steering, p. windows, like new inside & out, 600 kms per tank, lady driven & owned since new. $5800 OBO Call 604-794-7426 2006 BUICK Allure CX. 94K kms. No accid., local, garage kept. Exc cond. $8,900. (1)-604-855-1335

2006 CADILLAC DTS. Fully loaded, luxury package, On Star, landau top, sunroof, a/c, heated seats, no accidents. 71,000 km. $16,800 obo. 604-793-5520 1979 MG Midget 75,000kms Ready to drive away $5,000. 604 739-9234

1986 CHRYSLER TC Woody Wagon, 1 owner, excellent condition. $2350. 604-534-2997


1976 THUNDERBIRD, 1 owner, no accidents, serious inquiries. only. Call 604-465-7997

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $8,950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

1997 CHEV CAMARO. Red. V-6. A/C. 5 speed. Well maintained. 192K km. $3,900. 604-626-5983 1999 FORD Taurus stn wagon burgandy, exc cnd, 8 seats, gd tires,125k. $2,950. 604-986-9744 2002 OLDS Alero Fully loaded car...$2,995 #4730 1-888-812-2511

1970 Jaguar E-TYPE In excellent shape and ready to go for sunny summertime driving. Too many upgrades to list. Pictures and invoices available. REDUCED - $64,000


Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles Financing Available

3511 N0. 3 Rd, Richmond 604-273-0333

SUBARU 2010 WRX LTD Stk# BB2953



SUBARU 2010 LEGACY 3.6SP Stk# BB3013

2006 LINCOLN LS, 1 owner 29,000K, garage kept, immac, loaded, dark wine colour ext, blk leather int, $16,900. Call 604 584-4704 or 778 228-2721



SUBARU 2009 IMPREZA 2.5i SPORT Stk# BB3024



2008 CADILLAC Escalade EXT $39,888. (604) 626-4548 #30576 1986 OLDS Toronado, auto sporty 2 dr coup,122k, a/c., a/c’d 2013. Power everything, blue with blue int. 604-792-4517. $2500.

1998 MUSTANG SVT Cobra Convertible, 35,350 orig km, very detailed history, pristine show quality, $17,900 obo. 604-531-9373


2006 CHRYSLER 300C Ultimate Car, All Options...$13,888 #8320 1-888-812-2511


1987 ROLLS ROYCE Silver Cloud, Blue, 1 owner, low miles, LIKE NEW, Asking $32,000. Langley. Ralph. 778-988-2055

175 Harbour Ave. North Vancouver


Collectibles & Classics

1978 MERCEDES 450SL, convertible w/hardtop, run grt, looks sharp $8500.604-922-5986

Top Soil

Headwater Management


1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $5000 obo 604-792-6367



❏ ❏ ❏ ❏

jet, 2 dr cpe, reblt mtr, new brakes &lines & paint, $9,500 604-376-8363

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

A & Wes Tile top European quality Tile install custom bath-kitch 604-657-0343

Don’t get caught by the rain!

Collectibles & Classics

DISPOSAL BINS: All bins start at $145 + dump fees. 604-306-8599

Residential • Commercial • All Roofing Systems



DISPOSAL BIN RENTALS 7 days a wk. Fast service 604-985-4211

Licensed/Certified Installers • Insured

30 yrs exp.

Rubbish Removal


2011 CADILLAC CTS, Luxury Leather, Panaramic Sunroof Mags...MSRP $46,980 now $29,895 #4192 - 1-888-812-2511 2011 CHEVROLET Malibu Platinum Edition Top of the Line with Leather/ 75 to Liquidate MSRP $29,770 now$17,888 #4076 1-888-812-2511 2011 CHEVY Impala Sports Sedan, Fully Loaded MS RP $28,980 now $13,995 #3582 1-888-812-2511




SUBARU 2008 LEGACY 2.5 GT WGN Stk# BB3004



2011 CHEVY Malibu LS auto, air, loaded, cd MSRP $26,890 $15,995 #4142 1-888-812-251

2003 CADILLAC CTS, 49K, 4dr, white, auto, fully loaded, mint condition, $19,500 604-864-8199

2011 FOCUS S SEDAN 4DR SDN silver $ 11,950 #1109552A WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister



Stk# S12192A


Andrew 604-618-8585

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986) ★AAA★ TREE SERVICE. Tree & stump removal, pruning/trimming. Ins & cert. arborist 604-987-8500

2006 Ford Freestyle Ltd Black leather interior - 7 Pass. 114K kms. LOADED WITH OPTIONS. $12,500. Call 604-786-6001


2007 Ford Mustang GT Convertible fully loaded, automatic, 140,000km, local. $17,000. (604) 721-8411.


Stk# S12320A



ROBIN’S 604-986-4091

NORTH WEST ROOFING Re-Roofing & Repair. WCB & liability insur. Jag, 778-892-1530


Rubbish Removal

604-RUBBISH 782-2474

* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs


Student Works

Disposal & Recycling Trips start at


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10% OFF with this ad w w w.student

Expert Tree Care - Cert. Arborist. 25 yrs exp. Fully Ins.


Window Cleaning

North Shore Home Services. Window & Gutter Cleaning, Power Washing. 604-988-5294

HOME SERVICES Find the professionals you need to create the perfect renovation.


MCL CONSTRUCTION LTD. New Construction, Reno’s, Structural Repairs! WCB/Ins 604.925.0661 or 604.861.8145

We haul everything, no load too big or small, we do it all. Free est. 604-317-2500/ 929-7195

RB Contracting, new framing, forming, decks, stairs & roofing. Custom homes. 604-721-8743

A RESPONSIBLE NORTH VAN MAN with truck ONLY $25 + dump charges 604-377-3175

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1 private party photo auto ad, 3 lines in 12 community papers. 1 online auto ad, 5 photos, many lines. It runs till you cancel,

for up to one year.

We can sell your stuff. Give us a call. 604.630-3300

WE GUARANTEE IT! 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.

Stk# BB3005A

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Luxury Cars


Scrap Car Removal


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks


604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H



Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1986 FORD 250, good condition, runs good, blue, 1 owner, $5999 obo, 604-925-3294

2007 JEEP Compass economical SUV, local, no accidents, only 90,000 kms, $130 bi weekly! All credit accepted! Call Mr Green 604-928-2541 2007 RAV4, 4WD, grey $15,988 - #2791656 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way New West.

1988 CHEVY Silverado, auto, pb, pw, air, towing package, excellent cond, 6 mths away collectors plate. $5500. 604-924-1511

2008 ACURA MDX Elite, top model, 7 seater, luxury SUV loaded with all options, DVD, back up camera, nav, p/tailgate, only 80,000kms, local & no accidents. Only $29,995 finance avail. Call 604-522-8889 Family owned & operated, BBB A + RATING !!

1990 GMC Suburban. 4 WD, underdrive, blue, well kept. New Bluetooth. $6,000. 604-584-0324


Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

1983 HONDA CM250, approx 20,000 mi, low cost transport, dependable, new tires, saddle bags $1450. 604-880-9073

1997 CHEVY Blazer LS, 4x4, in good running cond, regular mtce, 240 K kms, $2500. 604-466-1626

2008 FORD Escape XLT 4 door small SUV economical & reliable 80,000 kms. 4 to choose from, $155 bi wkly! All credit accepted! Call Mr Green 604-928-2541

1997 TOYOTA 4 Runner Ltd org owner, all options, excl cond 350,000 easy hwy kms $6400. Dale 1-604-220-5005 2000 FORD F15 Well Equiped Truck...$2,995 #8313 - 1-888-812-2511

2008 JEEP Sahara 59, 000km, loaded. As new, 3 pce Freedom Top. $18,500. 778-285-1236

2011 NISSAN Xterra 4wd (Auto, V6, Loaded, Mags, 10 Xterra to clear)...$25,995 #3895 1-888-812-2511 2011 SUBARU Outback Luxury SUV, Fully Loaded $25,995 #3626 - 1-888-812-2511

2012 GMC Yukon 4wd Luxury, Leather, Loaded, mags MSRP $56,880 now $37,995 #4237 - 1-888-812-2511

2012 SILVERADO/ Sierra Extended Cab, Brand New, Auto, V8, Air and much more $21,995 #27886a 1-888-812-2511

2008 HARLEY D, Nighttrain, 110 11K, cost $31K, ask $20K, 604-847-9353 (Chill) after 5pm 2002 SANTA FE, 128K kms, 4 cyl, 5 spd, air, pw, exc cond $5000 obo 604-710-8053

2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8700. 604-533-4962 morn/eve


Scrap Car Removal

2010 CHEVY Express 2500 Cargos 10 Left, In house Lease and Finance Available $19,995 #3330 - 1-888-812-2511 2010 JEEP Grand Cherokee 4wd Luxury, Fully Loaded SUV Mags...$21,988 #4217 1-888-812-2511 2011 EDGE AWD, SYNC SYSTEM, black $27,888 - #111168 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way New West. 2011 FLEX AWD, power group white, $26,488 #1111586 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way New West.

2008 HARLEY D, Sportster, 1200low, 4400km, cost $14K, ask $10K, 604-847-9353 Chill aft 5pm 2004 PORSCHE Cayenne S black on black, gorgeous luxury SUV!! ONLY 124,000 kms, only $20,995, finance avail. Call 604-522-8889 Family owned & operated BBB A+ rating

2009 GMC Acadia SLE 50,000km;auto;cd/dvd/tv $26,000. Call: (604) 727-7071

Green, auto, dual tops, 4x4, 28,000kms, ST#12168A





#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL No Wheels, No Problem CASH for some complete cars OPEN 24 hrs includes holidays MIKE 604-872-0109

2005 HYUNDAI Santa Fe, 108K, Auto,air cond.,FWD, Hankook tires, silver. Clean, well maint. $10500. Phone 604-792-4517 2006 F350 XLT 4X4 SC DIESEL 4x4 auto power group, grey. $21,988 #2618051 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New West.

2006 Chevrolet Equinox LT Automatic 86,000 kms 6 cylinder,leather seats,sunroof,air conditioning 5x cd player 6 way pioneer speakers $12,250. Call: (778) 859-7204


2007 F150 LARIAT, fully loaded, white $25,888 - #276477XX WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way New West.

2000 MERCEDES E55 AMG, beautiful, exc cond, 113K, price to sell, $12,900, 778-846-2933

Automatic, navi, alloys, fully appointed, ST#12173A


2009 DODGE p/u 150 hemi SLT, loaded, matching canopy, rhino lined, show room cond. 8,000 org km ’s, $25,000. 1-604-613-3727 1-604-796-9060

1984 CORVETTE 383 stroker auto hard top - soft top Stainless exhasummust $8,995 Ph 604-795-9967

2011 Dodge Ram 3500 LOW KMs, DIESEL $42,990. (604) 780-2696,

2000 VW GOLF beautiful cond, 4 cyl 5 spd, A/C, alarm, 192 k km, silver. $4750 obo. 604-590-0126

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, nice cond. $7,500. 778-227-2010

2006 HYUNDAI TIBURON SE. 103K km. Leather, mint, sunroof, a/c, CD, alarm. 2.0 L, 4 cyl. No accid. $9600. 604-839-6253

2006 NISSAN Altima 2.5S Special Edition 94,000 km automatic, spoiler, fog lights, new tires, winter mats. $10,888. Call 604-819-9596 Chilliwack

1988 TOYOTA Corolla, Exc cond, new rad, tires & batt. Aircared. $800 obo. 604-598-3288 1994 MERCEDES C280, 85K, grey, fully loaded, extras, exc cond, $10K obo, Ladner 604-940-6460

1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

2003 VW Jetta, $7500, grey, well cared for, 111kms, no acc, blk int, heated seats. 604-926-8282 2007 PT CRUISER. Hot deal! Auto, low kms, very clean. Cream exterior, grey interior. A/C. Mag wheels. Spoiler. Aircared. Rear wiper. $6,395 obo. 778-242-2018 2005 AUDI S4. Quattro (AWD). 102,000 km. Blk leather. Incl 2 set of wheels & tires. 6 speed. Power everything! Exc cond. $19,500. Call/text Rick @ 778-847-2975.

1995 BMW 328I Convertible, 88,000kms, leather int, new tires/ brakes, $7,999. 604 536-4293

2007 TOYOTA Yaris 3 door hatchback, local no accidents and only 55,000 kms - fuel miser! $95 bi weekly! All credit accepted! Call Mr Green 604-928-2541 2007 YARIS 4DR SDN AUTO pw pl green $7,888 #2791785 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

2005 TOYOTA Camry LE, 95,000 kms, local, excellent cond $8880. 604-988-7812

2011 Dodge Ram 1500

1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

2006 BMW 323i BLACK ON BLACK ONLY 62,000KMS! Local with no accidents, loaded & priced to sell!! Affordable luxury !! only $17,995, finance avail. Call 604-522-8889 family owned & operated BBB A+ rating

2003 CIVIC SDN 4DR SDN DX-G AUTO red $ 7,888 #2393112 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. 46,000 km. Grey. 4 drs, auto, p/w, p/l, leather heated seats, sunroof, mag wheels. Good condition! $16,000 obo. 604-240-9912


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2005 Ford F-350 Lariat Super Duty, Crew Cab, Dually Automatic 84,000 kms, DVD Player, Fully Loaded $25,900. Call: (604) 780-2696 or email:

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2008 MAZDA B4000, cab+SE 4x4, new rear brakes, exc cond, 85K, $13,500, 604-986-2595 2002 GMC Avalanche, 4x4, 130K, Keyless Entry, Completely Loaded, Immaculate Condition, Private Sale, $10,000. Please call 604-308-3167

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1994 MERCEDES E320. Silver, blue leather, 269K km. Aircared, 4 snow tires. $4,500. 604-521-0691

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2007 PIAGGIO scooter MP3-250, silver, practically new, less than 500 km, fuel injected engine, security lock, new battery, $4300. Call Don 604-987-9166


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2012 LEXUS RX350, V6, full loaded, 6/mo, no accidents, navi, rear camera, top model, 6 yr wrty, $52,800, obo, 604-925-3111

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2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-574-7629

2005 ASTON Martin DB9. 'James Bond style car!' Silver metallic. 23,000 km. 6.0, V12, 450 hp. New tires. 1 owner. You deserve the best! $86,980. 604-781-7614.


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2007 MERCEDES BENZ ML350 only 30,000kms, navigation, rear camera, premium pkg, MB serviced, local, one owner, silver/charcoal, $33,850 immaculate. 2006 Lexus RX330 41,000kms, ultra premium pkg, nav/DVD/rear camera, Lexus serviced, bamboo pearl/beige leather, immaculate. $28,850 2006 Lexus LS430 luxury sedan, only 68,800kms, moonroof, premium sound, Lexus serviced, cyprus pearl/beige leather, truly exceptional. $26,850 2004 Mercedes Benz SLK 320 Convertible only 42,000kms, auto, alloys, local, MB serviced, black on black, exceptional $21,850 condition. 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer auto, pwr windows & locks, a/c, only 53,000kms, dealer serviced, balance of factory warranty, exceptional condition. $12,500 For more information on these cars & others call Ted

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2005 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Rare Estate Wagon Prem.Pkg Quartz on Charcoal, Auto, AWD 106,000kms $15,750. North Shore owned & serviced 778.389.7626

2002 SIENNA 4DR LE gray $ 8,888 #2299506 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

2004 FORD Freestar, V6, 4.2L, auto, low kms, new brakes, tires & battery $6800. 604-858-7553 CHEVY UPLANDER 2005. V-6, auto, 7 pass., grey, A/C, power locks & windows, cruise, tilt, 93K km. Runs very well. $6,400. 604-241-2530 or 604-375-2570

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2000 Honda Odyssey LX Automatic 232,000 kms Grey, single owner, good condition, trans & brakes recently done. Bluetooth. Trailer hitch. Service records avail. $3,999. Call: (604) 987-1595 email:

2002 Chevrolet Venture No accidents, $3,900. Call: (604) 309-4208;

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12FT ALUMINUM HARBOURCRAFT BOAT, no leaks, good shape, $750 obo. 604-584-1846

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1998 Ciera 26ft, Merc V8, 4 stroke, 9.9HP Yamaha, full canvas, trailer, moorage at Lynnwood Marina, $22,000, 604-985-3374 19FT SEARAY, 165 merc inboard, w/trailer, runs awesome, $6000 obo. 604-817-9004 2005 HUNTER 33 Sailboat, $95,900. Moored @ Point Roberts. Call Greg 778-686-5299

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1993 Toyota Camry 4 dr. auto 174 km, 4 cyl. service records $2,995. (604) 602-9066.

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1996 FORD Aerostar Van, one owner, excellent driving condition 154,000 kms $2500. 604-987-1058

2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 140 kms, good cond., $3700. 604-846-8597 after 4pm or all day wkends

INFINITI G35 2003 82k $13,900 one owner, exc. cond. power all, leather, sunroof. 604.721.4414

2006 DODGE Caravan, 7 pass, well maintained, 187K, new tires, one owner, $4500, 604-988-4918

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2007 TERRY 28ft, slide, auto awning, sleeps 6, exc cond. Used 3 mths! $20,000. 604-367-7892

1990 FORD 28ft Classic, 120K, always roofed, sleeps 6, $8300, 604-466-1469 2008 SPORTSMEN 28’ 5th wheel, 2 slides, spotless. Reduced $18,500. 604-230-2728

1994 SPECIAL Edition Travelaire 5th whl, 26.5, generator, lam flrs, $8000 obo (Abbot) 604-504-0408 2011 COUGAR 28-6' Mint only 1 trip. Loaded c/w slide + all options ++ more $23,900 604 531-2841

1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866

1999 FORD E 350 class C motorhome 24 foot. Loaded with lots of features! Absolutely mint only 89,000kms, just serviced ONLY $17,995. The cleanest one in town !! Call 604-522-8889 family owned & operated BBB A+ rating 2002 25’ Custom Coach travel trailer, queen bed & bunks, $10,500. Call 604-984-9293 2002 WINNEBAGO Sunova, fiberglass roof, 51,400 kms, kitchen slide, awning, tow bar incl, 4K gen, $42,000. 604-943-2583

2004 WESTWIND Trailer. 25 ft. Sleeps 6, incl private BR w/dbl bed. Awning, bbq, full bath, fridge/ stove. $10,000. 604-538-8120 1976 CASCADE Pilothouse Ketch. 42 ft sail boat. New dinghy & outboard motor. Radar & auto pilot. Perfect coastal cruiser. Live aboard. $34,800. 604-538-1410

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GETAWAY Camper Travel Van 1989. 212K kms Sleeps 2, Seats 4. $5,900 firm. (604) 792-7544

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2004 PLEASUREWAY Plateau M/H, Mercedes Benz diesel, Mi. 61,588K, Immac cond & loaded. $54,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005

1974 TOLLY w/command bridge, 26’ long, runs well, stove, head, dinette, fridge, sleeps 4, a beauty incls moorage at Horseshoe Bay $11,000, call 604-986-0731

1986 RENNELL, 6 cycle mercury, 9.94 cycle Yamaha, after 1 yr not used, not perfect, $1400 obo, 604-462-1540

2007 PROWLER 5th wheel, 32 ft, grt family rv, fibreglass, slideout, bunkbeds, air/cond, sleeps 8 $19,900. 604-824-1426

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When will we get this blinking thing to work? Brendan McAleer

Contributing writer

GOOD morning class, settle down please and take your seats. Thank you, that’s better.

new HID headlights and LED lighting front and back, and they’ve kept the rear sequential signal lights: a favourite of mine. Those hood-louvres are functional, allowing heat from the “big stove” to escape, and if that wasn’t clue enough that you’d sprung for the larger engine option, the ‘Stang’s flanks are proudly emblazoned with 5.0-badging: it’s important to let the girlies on stand-by know you’ve got the V-8, even though you’re just going to roll by. As mentioned, my tester came in a “yes, officer?” shade called Racing Red; other new available colours include Gotta Have It Green and Deep Impact Blue, which is a movie

Today we are going to be talking about something very few of you appear to be aware of. We’ve mastered turning and stopping, and some of you have even moved on to the advanced manual transmission course. Well done. However, we’re here today to talk about the cluster of stalks that sprout from the steering column of your car. Try that one on your right. Yes, that’s the wipers, very important. Lower down? Well that’s cruise control, something we’ll cover in next week’s class, “How to not get a speeding ticket on the I-5.” Try the other stalk, the one with the two arrows on it. Hear that clicking noise? You’ve just activated your directional indicators, commonly called blinkers or turn signals. If the stalk is on the left, pulling down will signal your intent to go left, pushing up means you want to go right; if the stalk is on the right-hand side, the reverse is true. Now, am I sounding pedantic and patronizing and stuffy and mildly idiotic? Isn’t all of this common knowledge that even the worst of drivers should be capable of understanding? It is? Why then, I ask you, did I

See Classic page 48

See Decades page 55

NEWS photo Mike Wakefield

THE Ford Mustang kicks out more power than higher-priced racers while also providing overall polish and useful technology that you might not expect. It is available at Cam Clark Ford in the Northshore Auto Mall.

2012 Ford Mustang 5.0

Working man’s muscle

CROSSING the Capilano River from east to west takes you out of the People’s Republic of North Vancouver and into the Principality of West Van.

MEC to Holt Renfrew. Tim Horton’s to Caffé Artigiano. One minute you’re up to your door handles in righthand-drive diesel Japanese imports and 300,000 km Toyota 4Runners, the next you’re awash in a sea of Porsches, Astons, Maseratis and two-tonne Teutonic SUVs. M3, AMG, GTS; everywhere you turn, an alphanumeric designation indicating the highest-horsepower variant of any given European heavyhitter.


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Brendan McAleer It’s a sea of horsepower, a glut of go-fast goodies: proof that all you need to own a fast car is lots and lots of money. Or is it? *Rumble rumble rumble* I roll into town in a bright red, six-speed Mustang with gunmetal-grey wheels, wearing




Grinding Gears

a baseball hat and cranking out AC/DC’s “Jailbreak.” A brief nod to a guy in an $80,000 BMW M3. He’s got 414 horsepower. I’ve got 420 h.p. Yo. Word to your mother. Design While I’m living out the lyrics to every Bruce Springsteen song ever, let’s take a gander at the latest pony to canter out of Ford’s factory in Flat Rock, Mich. It’s a handsome brute, long of snout with a short rear deck that cuts away, fastback-style, in a nod to its near 50-year heritage. That classic galloping steed emblazoned on the mildly updated grille speaks of a long, unbroken bloodline back to the 1960s. While embracing that retro-feel, this 2012 iteration is as modern as it gets. There are











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Classic design elements hint to long history From page 47

NEWS photo Mike Wakefield

THE classic galloping steed emblazoned on the mildly updated front grille of the 2012 Mustang speaks of a long, unbroken bloodline back to the 1960s.

with Morgan Freeman in it, as I recall. Environment Stepping into the Mustang’s spacious interior, you can see why it costs less than the hipower German iron. It’s very American car, with swathes of rubberized-elephant-hide dashboard and super-shiny chrome-dipped plastic. Who cares? Let’s talk about what’s right with the Mustang’s interior. The Recaro seats are pretty much perfect, road-trip-grade comfort blended with track-day lateral support. The overall design is clean, functional and simple, the optional glass roof brightens up the interior and the controls are easy to use. My tester was equipped with the optional nine-speaker, 550-watt Shaker Pro stereo system. It’s . . . how shall I put this — enough to shake and kick holes in the ground. I have a single gripe about the car and it’s the steering wheel. Boss and Shelby versions come with an Alcantara wheel that’s lovely to the touch. The regular Mustang comes with a leather-wrapped wheel that has only two plastic portions — right at the 9- and 3-o’clock positions. Surely, the optional track package that my tester has could get the upgraded wheel

as well. Performance Sitting in the Mustang, rolling up an on-ramp at low speed and getting ready to stick your foot in it, you already know what’s going to happen. That huge expanse of brightred hood filling your view is a dead giveaway. You’re expecting the rear tires to do an impromptu Riverdance as they scrabble for grip, the front end to rise like a speedboat, the power to come on in a big torquey rush, the back end to shimmy around on the one-two up-shift. Hear me now: just because you’re anticipating all these things doesn’t mean you aren’t going to be surprised by them. Sweet mother of pearl is this thing fast! And it’s not like it’s a heffalump about it either. The hefty shifter feels like you’re moving girders and beams around, but it’s snick-snick quick and accurate; a shortthrow railway switch. The suspension is taut, allowing next to no body roll. The brakes are frankly excellent. What’s more, the Mustang’s power delivery, while delightfully torquey, isn’t what you’d call old-school. I bounced the Coyote V-8 off the rev-limiter at least three

See Accurate page 49

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From page 48 times during the week as it never runs out of steam when charging toward the 7,000 r.p.m. limit. Much hay has been made about the live rear-axle, indicating the Mustang is a drag-racer, not a track star. Ignore this nonsense. Yes, it’s probably less buttoned-down than the arch-rival Camaro, but is supremely controllable in the turns. Features A base Mustang V-8 will set you back $39,299, but you’re going to want some fixins on that burger. In the must-have category, the leather Recaro seats will cost you a further $1,000 (cloth-covered seats are a bit cheaper), and the $2,200 Racing Package gives you a Torsen limited slip differential, improved cooling, 19-inch alloys and wider, stickier tires. There are 420 reasons why you need those things. In the “want” column, the glass roof ($2,200) brightens up that dark interior, an optional rearview camera ($300) makes parking the big beast a cinch, and that powerful Shaker Pro audio system will set you back an extra thousand if you want to check out the hook while your DJ revolves it. Manual transmissions now come with hill-start assist, and the automatic has a new manual-shift feature that purportedly allows full manual control (this feature wasn’t tested). Fuel economy ratings for the five-litre V-8 manual are 13.6/7.8 litres/100 kilometres city/highway. Good luck getting close to that, Mustang Sally. Something interesting you might not expect out of a muscle-car V-8 is the level of available tech. Along with satellite navigation, backup sensors and Bluetooth, my tester was equipped with something called TrackApps. Using an on-board accelerometer, TrackApps can clock your quarter-mile acceleration, cornering g, lap times; pretty much any racing metric you can think of. Green light Power!; good value; power!; grippy, confidence-inspiring handling; power! Stop sign Not exactly subtle; steering wheel plastic portions; fuel economy like an oil-well fire.




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THE Mustang’s optional leather seats offer great support whether you’re hunkered down for a long road trip or strapping in for a rip around the track.

Power a big selling point From page 49

The checkered flag A blue-collar hero that’s more polished than you might expect. Competitors Chevrolet Camaro SS ($37,735)

While the Mustang can boast that it has never skipped a model year (although some of the ’70s ‘Stangs wouldn’t be missed), Chevrolet’s pony car has had a more chequered history. However, the current model is a runaway hit,

and currently outsells the Mustang across the range. I’m not entirely sold on the ultra-angular styling, but it’s certainly popular with bow-tie fans. Which is faster? The

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Mustang’s rivals both old and new From page 50 Camaro’s got 426 horses, but it’s heavier too. It’d be a neck-and-neck race too close to call. Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 GT ($36,499) Here’s an odd-ball cross-shopping comparison, at least on paper. How can you put up a Hyundai against one of the most iconic cars ever sold? Well, this year’s Genesis Coupe is no slouch with an available 348 h.p. V-6 and track-rated suspension. It’s a better match for the V-6 version of the Mustang — which is a performance bargain, by the way — but for those wanting rear-drive and torque but more of a Japanese car feel, the Korean manufacturers have managed to build a car that drives like a Honda S2000, except with more grunt.

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WHEN you punch the pedal you know what’s coming, but the speed and power of the Mustang can still shock you.

NEWS photo Mike Wakefield

THE Mustang 5.0’s V-8 engine has 420 horsepower, more muscle than many performance cars that are twice the price.

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THE Chevy Camaro does not have the unbroken lineage to match the Mustang but the current version is outselling the Ford racer these days.


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THE Hyundai Genesis drives like a smaller car but also has the power to match the muscle men.

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Pump tires up to keep costs down

Slick pitch B.C. Used Oil Management Association ambassadors (right to left) Ali Omelaniec and Emily Louie share their message with mechanics Jeremy Thorpe, Ron Rillorta and Tim Weeks from Deep Cove’s Central Motor Service. The two Oil Ambassadors are canvassing the province this summer communicating the importance of keeping hazardous materials such as oil and antifreeze out of landfills and drinking water. Follow their blog at

SAVING money at the pump is just one benefit of keeping your tires properly inflated, according to a recent press release from the Rubber Association of Canada.

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Canadian drivers will pay an estimated $703 million in unnecessary fuel bills in 2012 simply because one or more of their tires are under-inflated, according to data from Natural Resources Canada and the RAC, which represents tire makers. This year alone under-inflated tires will cause Canadian motorists to waste an estimated 533 million litres of fuel — enough to power 275,000 vehicles for a full year. This needless fuel consumption will also release an additional 1.2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. What causes all this waste is higher than necessary rolling resistance. A tire that is under-inflated does not roll as smoothly or as easily as it was intended. The result is increased rolling resistance, which requires the vehicle to burn more fuel to push the tire down the road. The tire industry is advising drivers who want optimal fuel efficiency to reduce rolling resistance — and their fuel bills — by ensuring that their tires are always properly inflated and maintained. Tire under-inflation on Canada’s roadways is widespread. According to RAC research, one third of Canada’s 20 million automobiles have at least one under-inflated tire. A motorist riding on under-inflated tires who annually drives 20,000 kilometers, for example, can save at least $100 at the pumps if they ensure their tires are inflated to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended level. Drivers who log significantly more kilometers each year can potentially save much more. Despite these benefits, RAC research shows that only 30 per cent of Canadian drivers measure their tire pressures monthly. Another common cause of increased rolling resistance is improper tire alignment. Savvy motorists take their vehicle in for service whenever they notice uneven wear or experience handling problems such as “pulling” or unusual vibrations. Cost conscious motorists should also be aware that tire makers are introducing innovative tire lines specifically designed and constructed for lower rolling resistance. In a recent Transport Canada study, tire makers reported that these technologically advanced tires can cut fuel consumption by as much as 4.5 per cent. The potential of low rolling resistance tires to improve fuel efficiency is enormous. The average motorist using properly inflated LRR tires can expect to save hundreds of dollars over the lifetime of their tires. Tire consumers can learn more about low rolling resistance tires by visiting their tire retailer. Canadian drivers have never been better positioned to put a dent in their fuel bills, RAC president Glenn Maidment stated in the release. “Low rolling resistance tires, particularly when used in combination with a disciplined approach to proper tire inflation and maintenance, offer tangible savings. Motorists who minimize their tires’ rolling resistance also significantly lower harmful emissions.” Measuring and adjusting tire pressure is an easy, four step process that takes no more than five minutes. Here’s how: ■ Find the right inflation pressure by wheel position on the vehicle placard, which is commonly located on one of the vehicle’s inside door posts, or inside the glove compartment or fuel door. Consult the owner’s manual for the exact location. ■ Remember to only measure pressure when the tires are cold. If you have been driving, wait three hours before measuring tire pressure. Tires heat up when rolling, so if they are measured after driving more than two kilometres, the pressure reading will be inaccurate. ■ Use a reliable tire gauge when measuring pressure. A visual inspection is not an effective way of measuring tire pressure. A tire can be under or over inflated by 20 per cent or more and not be noticeable. Remove the cap from the valve stem, press the tire gauge onto the valve and take the pressure reading. ■ Add air until the recommended air pressure is achieved. If you overfill the tire, release air by pushing on the metal stem in the centre of the valve, then re-measure the pressure. Shortened tire life should also concern drivers who want to save their money and protect the environment. According to the RAC, chronic under-inflation can carve as much as 15,000 kilometers off the service life of a tire, adding to tire replacement costs and the number of scrap tires. Learn more about the value of proper tire inflation and maintenance by visiting

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Province brings in new laws for motorcyclists AS motorcyclists gear up for riding season, British Columbia’s Ministry of Justice is reminding riders that new motorcycle safety regulations took effect on June 1.

“Avid riders, road safety advocates, emergency room physicians, police and families of riders have offered very positive feedback about these changes. They know the laws aren’t about taking away from the riding experience — they’re simply about saving lives,” said Minister of Justice Shirley Bond in a recent press release. “I look forward to continuing our dialogue with these road safety advocates to develop a specific plan for a graduated licensing program that works for B.C. riders, their families, and the industry that supports their passion.” Provincial statistics show that three per cent of insured vehicles are motorcycles, however they account for 10 per cent of roadway fatalities. In 2011 there were 2,200 motorcycle crashes reported and 42 operators died. Between 1996 and 2010 motorcycle fatalities have risen by 57 per cent. The contributing factors to some of these fatalities were directly related to inadequate safety equipment and driver error. Motorcycle riders and passengers will be required to wear SnellM2005, Snell 2010, ECE or DOT compliant

All motorcyclists and passengers in B.C. must wear a motorcycle helmet that displays the proper industry safety certification label. Helmets must comply with standards outlined by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), the Snell Memorial Foundation 2005 or 2010, or the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE). Riders found violating the new helmet laws will receive a $138 fine. New seating laws have also been put into place to protect both passengers and riders. The Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles is working with police and motorcyclists to ensure the new helmet and seating regulations will be applied fairly and fines will be issued to riders putting their safety at risk. Police also have educational material to distribute to riders to inform them about the new laws.

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Yachts to look at BURRARD Yacht Club Commodore Lea Bancroft enjoys some fine weather on the Riot lV, a 36-foot Grenell, one of the many classic boats that will be on display Saturday, June 9 at the sixth annual Burrard Yacht Club Classic Boat and Car Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the club, located at 10 Gostick Place in North Vancouver. A number of Grenfell yachts made by North Van designer and builder Thorton Grenfell will be front and centre along with other vintage wooden boats and classic cars and hot rods.

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Car drivers must be aware to keep motorcyclists safe From page 53

helmets. For a one month period starting June 1, police across the province will help ensure a smooth transition to the new laws by carrying out an educational enforcement strategy. If riders are caught without a proper helmet, RCMP officers, whenever possible, will ensure safe alternative transportation rather than issuing a ticket. Full enforcement will begin July 1, 2012. In addition to improved helmet laws, new seating laws will come into effect that will require operators and passengers be properly seated on the motorcycle or in a sidecar. The following are violations under the new laws: ■ A passenger 16 or older who is on a motorcycle not designed for passengers. ■ A passenger 16 or older who is riding side saddle. ■ A passenger 16 or older who is in front of the operator. ■ A passenger 16 or older who is not using foot rests or foot pegs. ■ A passenger 16 or older who is not seated in or on the sidecar. The seating regulations come into effect June 1 and violating the seating restrictions carries a vehicle impoundment period. “This new legislation will save lives and reduce collisions,”









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TM The Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names, images and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. †Finance offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on a new 2012 Tucson L 5-Speed Manual/Accent 4 Dr L 6-speed Manual/2012 Sonata GL 6-speed Manual/Veracruz GL FWD Auto with an annual finance rate of 0%/0.9%/0%/0% for 24/84/84/24 months. Bi-weekly payment is $366/$84/$134/$577. No down payment is required. Cost of Borrowing is $0/$470/$0/$0. Finance offers include Delivery and Destination of $1,760/$1,495/$1,565/$1,760. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Financing example: 2012 Sonata GL 6-speed Manual for $24,264 at 0% per annum equals $134 bi-weekly for 84 months for a total obligation of $24,264. Cash price is $24,264. Cost of Borrowing is $0. Example price includes Delivery and Destination of $1,565. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. †"Prices for models shown: 2012 Tucson Limited AWD/2012 Accent 4 Dr GLS Manual/2012 Sonata Limited/Veracruz GL FWD Auto is $34,109/$19,494/$31,464/$41,759. Delivery and Destination charges of $1,760/$1,495/$1,565/$1,760 are included. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. !Fuel consumption for 2012 Tucson L 5-speed (HWY 7.4L/100KM; City 10.1L/100KM)/2012 Accent L 4Dr 6-Speed (HWY 4.9L/100KM; City 6.7L/100KM)/2012 Sonata GL 6-Speed (HWY 5.7L/100KM; City 8.7L/100KM)/2012 Veracruz GL FWD (HWY 8.5L/100KM; City 12.7L/100KM) are based on Energuide. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Fuel economy figures are used for comparison purposes only. *Lower pricing available on 2012 Tucson and Veracruz. 0% financing available on 2012 Tucson, 2012 Sonata and 2012 Veracruz. *‡Purchase or lease a new 2012 Tucson L 5-Speed Manual/Veracruz GL FWD Auto and you will be entitled to a $2,764/$5,264 factory to dealer credit. Factory to dealer credit applies before taxes. Offer cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other available credits. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be assigned. No vehicle trade-in required. ΩPurchase or lease a 2012 Tucson/2012 Accent/2012 Sonata/2012 Veracruz during the Triple Savings Event and you will receive a Preferred Price Petro-Canada Gas Card worth $160 (2012 Accent and 2012 Sonata)/$250 (2012 Tucson)/$540 (2012 Veracruz). Based on Energuide combined fuel consumption rating for the 2012 Tucson 2.0L Auto (7.9L/100km)/2012 Accent Manual (5.9L/100km)/2012 Sonata Auto (7.3L/100km)/Veracruz Auto (10.8L/100km) at 15,400km/year [yearly average driving distance (Transport Canada’s Provincial Light Vehicle Fleet Statistics, 2012)], this is equivalent to $0.20 (2012 Accent and 2012 Sonata)/$0.25 (2012 Tucson)/$0.40 (2012 Veracruz) per litre savings on each litre of gas up to a total of 800 Litres (2012 Accent and 2012 Sonata)/1,000 Litres (2012 Tucson and Veracruz). †"‡ΩOffers available for a limited time, and subject to change or cancellation without notice. See dealer for complete details. Dealer may sell for less. Inventory is limited, dealer order may be required. ††2012 Veracruz 7 year/120,000 km warranty consists of 5 year/100,000km Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage and an additional 2 year/20,000km coverage under the Hyundai Protection Plan. Hyundai’s Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage covers most vehicle components against defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance conditions. Additional coverage is in accordance to the terms and conditions of the Hyundai Protection Plan. Please contact your local dealer for all details.


stated Supt. Denis Boucher, the officer in charge of RCMP traffic Services in B.C. “The reduction in harm on our roadways is a priority for us and we ask that the public help us achieve this goal. Don’t become a statistic, drive safe and pay attention to the road. As we begin motorcycle season I would like to remind all drivers to be conscious of their surroundings and each other.” The new laws give riders more guidance for enjoying a safe journey but about two-thirds of crashes between a motorcycle and another vehicle are the fault of the other vehicle. To inform other drivers about the vulnerabilities motorcyclists face and how to drive safely around motorcycles, the superintendent of motor vehicles and ICBC have partnered on an awareness campaign. The awareness campaign focuses on road safety tips aimed at reducing injuries and fatalities on B.C.’s roads. Important tips include: ■ Be aware — Check your mirrors frequently, be aware of road conditions that pose hazards to motorcyclists and look carefully for traffic at intersections. It can be difficult to judge the speed and distance of a motorcyclist so be extra cautious, especially when turning left. ■ Watch for clues — Watch for signs such as turn signals, shoulder checks or leaning that signal that the rider may turn or change lanes.

■ Share the road — Motorcycles use a full lane. Leave at least three seconds of following distance behind a motorcycle. ■ Be courteous — Acknowledge riders with a wave or eye contact. Give riders the space they need to change lanes and never try to pass a motorcycle using the same lane. “As the weather gets warmer, we should all expect to share the roads with more motorcyclists. The key here is expectations — if we don’t expect to see motorcycles we are less likely to notice them,” said ICBC psychologist Dr. John Vavrik in the release. “Our attention is typically focused on what we expect to see, causing us to miss or misjudge what’s happening on the road around us. We can be looking but not seeing. This form of inattention blindness can have serious consequences, especially when we consider the vulnerability of motorcyclists. Drivers also need to be particularly cautious when making left-hand turns because motorcycles are smaller, so it’s harder to judge how fast they are approaching. We want everyone to get to where they’re going safely — expect to see more motorcyclists and use extra caution and courtesy in sharing the road with them.” The province is also moving forward with a graduated licensing program that includes power restrictions, following additional consultation to determine the best model. To learn more visit

Cam Clark Ford wins national dealer award

NORTH Vancouver’s Cam Clark Ford Lincoln was among a group of Ford and Lincoln dealerships recognized with the 2011 President’s Award by Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited.

The President’s Award is Ford of Canada’s highest dealership honour and is presented annually to dealerships that demonstrate outstanding achievement in sales and customer satisfaction. “Earning The President’s Award signifies our entire staff’s dedication to delivering superior customer satisfaction day in and day out,” said Cam Clark Ford Lincoln principal Dick Lau in a release. “I couldn’t be more proud to receive this recognition, especially since it comes from the people we value most — our customers. They’re the reason we are able to accept this award.” Ford of Canada introduced the President’s Award in 2000. Dealers become eligible through excellence in dealership operations and exceptional customer feedback through survey responses related to their sales and service satisfaction and overall dealership experience. This was the second year in a row that Cam Clark Ford Lincoln has won the President’s Award.

Kidney Car Program takes clunkers for a good cause A unique program in British Columbia is working towards the dual goals of getting unsafe, polluting vehicles off the road while also improving life for people with kidney disease.

The Kidney Car Program is part of a series of “recycle for life” programs developed by The Kidney Foundation of Canada that benefit the environment, vehicle owners and people affected by kidney disease. The vehicle recycling program accepts trucks, motorcycles, trailers, ATVs and even farm equipment. Donors receive a free vehicle tow and a tax receipt. “Removing unsafe vehicles from our roads through the Kidney Car Program is an environmentally sound way to make our roads safer,” stated BCAA Road Safety Foundation president Allan Lamb in a recent press release. With BCAA Road Safety Foundation’s involvement and BCAA’s network of towing contractors, the Kidney Car Program is being extended province wide. The BCAA Road Safety Foundation receives 50 per cent of the proceeds from each vehicle donated by BCAA members. “Kidney disease is a major cause of death in Canada and an estimated 240,000 British Columbians either suffer from or are at risk for this devastating disease,” said Lorraine Gerard, executive director of The Kidney Foundation, B.C. Branch. “We are thrilled to have BCAA Road Safety Foundation partner with us in our fight to make life better for those with kidney disease.” To donate your vehicle call 1-888-538-1057 or donate online at BCAA members should mention their membership at time of booking.

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Decades later we still aren’t sending the right signals From page 47

Canadians after all, and there is the tendency to get a bit overly enthusiastic about politeness — “No, after YOU.” — to the point where you’re backing up traffic for 10 blocks. Use your signals properly. Use them often, and early enough that they actually perform their

function. Let cyclists, pedestrians and motorists know what you’re doing so that they can react. Listen to what other drivers are telling you with their signals and maybe even help them out from time to time. Next month, a brief seminar on the hazard

lights, or four-way-flashers, or, as I like to call it, the free parking button.

just last week experience the following: Brendan McAleer is a freelance writer and ■ A Honda Civic in the fast-lane with their automotive enthusiast. Contact him at left-turn blinker on for 25 kilometres or so, apparently indicating a desire to ram the concrete barrier at some point. ■ A Range Rover approaching an intersection and indicating a right-hand turn was about to be made, when what the driver really intended was to blow through the amber light at about 147 kilometres per hour. ■ A Toyota Camry creeping toward an intersection, slower and slower . . . and . . . slower MAKE EVERY KILOMETER COUNT WITH . . . and, when finally at a full stop in the intersection, putting % % on the left-turn indicator. LEASE FINANCING** PURCHASE FINANCING† – OR – ■ Countless cars, trucks, busses, SUVs, ambulances, FOR UP TO FOR UP TO MTHS MTHS you-name-it, all hopping ON SELECT 2012 MAZDA3 MODELS between lanes and merging and swerving and not a single blink of indication to be seen. So, those were the folks using their indicators in a faulty fashion. Let’s talk about those who don’t seem to understand what a blinker means. If, for instance, I am approaching an empty spot for street-side parking and I put on GS-SKY model shown GS-SKY model shown my right-turn signal, what I am from $21,140 from $22,140 sharing with you — if you’re following me — is a desire to 2012 m{zd{ 3 GX 2012 m{zd{ 3 Sport GX let you know in advance that Starting from $15,590* Starting from $16,590* I wish to parallel-park my car. 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Taxes extra. along at a moderate pace and I spot someone turning left in front of me, putting on my ‡‡ ALSO AVAILABLE WITH right-turn indicator means, SKYACTIV “Hey, it sure would be nice ++ of you to let me merge.” It TECHNOLOGY doesn’t mean, “Hey, time for you to jam on the accelerator!” See if you can spot the 2012 m{zd{ 5 2013 m{zd{ cx-5 2012 m{zd{ 2 Starting from $19,945* Starting from $24,990* difference: “please let me in” / “please act like a complete jackass.” The modern turn signal first made an appearance in the late 1930s. Before that, we had the floppy little semaphores of GT model shown from $34,640 GT model shown from $26,540 the trafficators; light-up arms GS model shown from $19,790 that flicked up out of the upper SKYACTIV ALG 2012 Residual Value Award for r ecoENERGY for Vehicles Awards TECHNOLOGY Best Subcompact Car‡ sides of the vehicle. Before that Finance from Finance from we had a guy with a big red Starting from † † % % $ $ flag walking along in front such at at * APR APR $ that your horseless carriage bi-weekly for 84 months bi-weekly for 84 months on finance price from $23,845 with $0 down on finance price from $24,890 with $0 down didn’t scare the peasants. All prices include freight & PDI. Price includes freight & PDI. All prices include freight & PDI. That’s more than 100 years Taxes extra. Taxes extra. Taxes extra. of history, a proud, strong tradition of pretty much ignoring an easy-to-use device. ONLY AVAILABLE AT YOUR MAZDA DEALER. VISIT MAZDA.CA FOR MORE DETAILS. Something that’s conspicuously lacking on the roads is courtesy. Rather than What do you drive? zoo}-zoo} just focussing on road safety, there ought to be lessons on †0% APR purchase financing is available on select new 2012 Mazda vehicles. Using a finance price of $18,590 for 2012 Mazda3Sport GX (D5XS52AA00)/$17,590 for 2012 Mazda3 GX (D4XS52AA00)/$24,890 for 2013 CX-5 GX (NVXK63AA00)/$23,845 for 2012 Mazda5 GS (E6SD62AA00) at a rate of 0%/0%/3.99%/0% APR, the cost of borrowing for a 84 month term is $0/$0/$3,679/$0 bi-weekly payment is $102/$97/$157/$131 total finance obligation is $18,590/$17,590/$28,569/$23,845. Finance price includes freight & PDI. Taxes are extra and required at the time of purchase. Other terms available and vary by model. **Lease offers available on approved credit on 2012 Mazda3 GX good road manners. Traffic (D4XS52AA00)/ Mazda3Sport GX (D5XS52AA00). At 0% lease APR the monthly payment is $149/$159 per month for 48 months with $1,770/$1,480 down payment. PPSA and first monthly payment due at lease inception. Total lease obligation equals $8,945/$9,135. 20,000 km lease allowance per year, if exceeded, additional 8¢ /km applies. 25,000 km leases available. Taxes extra and required at the time of purchase. Other lease terms available and vary by model. *The advertised price of $24,990/$16,590/$15,590/$13,995/$19,945 for 2013 CX-5 GX (NVXK63AA00)/ 2012 Mazda3Sport GX (D5XS52AA00)/Mazda3 GX (D4XS52AA00)/Mazda2 GX (B5XB52AA00)/Mazda5 GS is a living, breathing thing, (E6SD62AA00) includes freight & PDI, plus a cash discount of ($0/$2,000/$2,000/$1,500/$4,000).The selling price adjustment applies to the purchase and is deducted from the negotiated pre-tax price and cannot be combined with subsidized purchase financing or leasing rates. All prices include freight & PDI of $1,495/$1,695/$1,895 for Mazda2/Mazda3/Mazda5, CX-5. PPSA, licence, insurance, taxes, down payment and other dealer charges are extra and may be required at the time of purchase. Dealer may sell/lease for less. Dealer trade may be necessary on certain vehicles. Lease and Finance on approved credit for qualified customers only. Offers valid and its flow is considerably as of June 1, 2012 while supplies last. Prices and rates subject to change without notice. Visit or see your dealer for complete details. ◆5.7 L/100 km (50 MPG) Highway/7.8 L/100 km (36 MPG) City – Based on ENERGUIDE Fuel Consumption Rating for the 2013 Mazda CX-5 with 6-speed manual transmission. 4.9 L/100km (58 MPG) Highway/7.1 L/100 km (40 MPG) City – Based on ENERGUIDE Fuel Consumption Rating for the 2012 Mazda3 GS-SKY sedan with 6-speed automatic transmission. These estimates are based on Government of Canada approved criteria and testing methods. Actual fuel consumption may vary. MPG is listed in Imperial gallons. improved by co-operating. ++Based on Highway driving only. rBased on 2012 fuel consumption ratings published by Natural Resources Canada. ‡‡To learn more about Ward’s 10 Best Engines, visit ÐBased on Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. ‡ALG, the industry benchmark for residual values and depreciation data, Communicating with your fellow drivers might actually get you to work faster than competing with them. Communication extends beyond the humble turn signal as well. The “after you” wave at a four-way stop sign creates a natural rhythm, and boy, don’t you feel slightly better after having let someone go ahead? NORTHSHORE AUTO MALL 604.984.9211 There are limits to this: we are












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